COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says a lawsuit will be filed to postpone the Ohio Primary Election to June 2 because of concerns over the coronavirus.
Absentee ballots will be permitted, but in-person voting would not take place until June 2.
The primary was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17.
“We cannot tell people to stay inside, but also tell them to go out and vote,” DeWine said. “I believe when we look back on this, we’ll be happy we did this. The votes that have already been cast will still be counted – and this recommendation would allow others to vote in the future.”
A judge will decide if the election will be postponed.
As of March 16, the state has 50 confirmed cases of the virus in 12 counties.