Governor Recommends Moving Primary To June

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has recommended that in-person voting in the primary election be suspended and that the election be moved to June 2nd due to coronavirus concerns.

The primary was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 17th.

Only absentee voting will take place up until June 2nd.

The governor says people shouldn’t have to choose between their constitutional rights and their health.

The Ohio Legislature and the courts ultimately will make the decision.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose says everyone’s vote will still be counted and this is the right decision as a matter of safety.

Also in the governor’s Monday update, he ordered fitness centers, gyms, bowling alleys, rec centers and movie theaters closed at the end of business Monday.

March, 16 | COVID-19 Update with Governor Mike DeWine

March, 16 | COVID-19 Update with Governor Mike DeWine

Posted by Ohio Channel on Monday, March 16, 2020