Gov. Holcomb moves primary election day to June

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (WEHT) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced on Friday that the primary election has been rescheduled.

It was scheduled for May 5, the new date is now June 2.

Election officials say they needed more time to get things ready for the election in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Secretary Lawson, Chairman Hupfer and Chairman Zody made the following recommendations to the Indiana Election Commission:

  • Suspend absentee by-mail rules to allow all Hoosiers the option to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election.
  • Allow county clerks to continually mail ballots from now through 12 days out from the new primary election date.
  • Confirm ballots with a May 5, 2020 date will be valid.
  • Enable medical professionals to be eligible members of traveling boards to vote nursing home and hospital patients.

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(This story was originally published on March 20, 2020)

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