Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb reschedules primary for June 2

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 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.