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I don't see any actor or subject in the following sentence

North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Congressional Map.

Am I correct and is this sentence in the passive voice?

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  • A newspaper headline would read, "North Carolina Ordered to Redraw Gerrymandered Congressional Map". Your example seems like neither a regular sentence nor a headline. – Andrew May 11 '19 at 22:24
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Yes

Yes, this is in the passive voice. An agent could be indicated while remainign in the passive with:

North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Congressional Map by Federal Court

or it coulf be recast in the active voice with:

Federal Court orders North Carolina to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Congressional Map.

Without the "by" clause, the passive voice serves to hide the agent.

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