Indiana, like neighboring states Ohio and Kentucky, will postpone its 2020 primary election until early summer.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday morning that the May 5 primary would be moved to June 2.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the state hopes to make a number of adjustments to ensure Hoosiers can vote safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including allowing all Indiana residents to vote by mail and allowing family members to deliver one another's absentee ballots.
The Indiana Department of Health had confirmed 79 cases of COVID-19 by Friday morning, according to its website. Two patients had died.