Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb reschedules primary for June 2
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<p>EAST CHICAGO, IN - APRIL 19: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb addresses the media. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)</p>
Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated2020-03-20 11:53:10-04
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.
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