Ohio’s Primary Election Put on Hold

Posted on March 17, 2020

Today was supposed to be Primary Election Day in Ohio, but that has been put on hold.

Gov. Mike DeWine stated Monday afternoon stated the election should be put off until June 2, but that motion was rejected by a Franklin County Judge at around 8 Monday night.

Late last night, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued an emergency order regarding Closure of the Polling Locations in the State of Ohio for today, and the Governor stated afterwards that to conduct an election today would force poll workers and voters to face a health risk of contracting coronavirus.

The tentative date for in person voting has been set for June 2.

DeWine also said that while the polls are closed today, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will be seeking a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted the opportunity.

Election officials are still working on directives having to do with absentee ballots, and new information is being given to county boards of election on a regular basis.

For any updates throughout the day and over the next few weeks, visit boe.ohio.gov/hardin for the latest.

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