(CNN) – A circuit court judge on Friday ordered Florida's state legislature to redraw congressional district lines before the state's primary in two weeks, suggesting he would be prepared to delay the November 4 general elections in the newly drawn districts.
Judge Terry Lewis had earlier ruled the map, which consists of 27 congressional districts, to be unconstitutional.
In particular he found two districts crafted by the GOP-led legislature to be unduly affected by political considerations. The two districts are represented by Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Daniel Webster.
Critics of the current lines, drawn after the 2010 U.S. Census, say the districts unfairly favor Republicans.
Lewis said he's considering the option of postponing the November 4 elections because of the changes.
"It is necessary to get a revised map in place and for me to consider additional evidence as to the legal and logistical obstacles to holding delayed elections for affected districts in 2014," Lewis wrote in his opinion. "Time is of the essence."
It's unclear how the newly drawn map will affect the timing of congressional elections in the affected area as well as in other parts of the state.
The judge ordered the secretary of state and supervisors of elections to present contingency plans in case the state needs to hold special elections.