Ohio Governor Recommends Primary Voting Be Postponed

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Posted: Mar 16, 2020 3:30 PM
Ohio Governor Recommends Primary Voting Be Postponed

Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) recommended Monday afternoon that his state’s primaries on Tuesday be postponed until early June:

Though the Governor’s powers do not allow him to extend voting unilaterally, a lawsuit is being filed in hopes of extending the primary. If so, voters will be able to utilize absentee ballots until June 2nd and vote in person until then, as well.

This move is in-line with the CDC’s guidelines, and shows leadership from Gov. DeWine amidst a global health crisis. It remains to be seen whether or not other states with primaries on Tuesday will follow Gov. DeWine's example.