Indiana’s primary election moved to June 2

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana's primary election has been postponed and will now take place June 2, according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s office.

The state’s primary was originally scheduled to take place on May 5.

Holcomb made the announcement on Friday alongside of Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer, and Democratic Party Chair John Zody.

All dates that corresponded with the primary election's original date will be moved by 28 days because of the change.

The governor’s office provided an example of military and overseas ballots being required to be mailed in 45 days prior to the primary. Those ballots are now due 45 days before June 2. 

Holcomb signed an executive order to suspend Indiana’s election statute to move the dates. More information about the executive order can be found here.

The change comes after the CDC recommended that Americans practice social distancing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Other states including Kentucky and Georgia have also postponed their primary elections due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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