Indiana officials are considering delaying the state’s primary election as several other states are doing to help ensure voters worried about the coronavirus outbreak can safely cast their ballots.
Along with his address on Thursday, Republican Governor Eric Holcomb said he was in favor of pushing back Indiana’s May 5th primary as GOP Secretary of State Connie Lawson was leading discussions with state political party leaders.
Holcomb said he was concerned about the safety of county election officials, polling site workers and voters.
Indiana has no challenged races for statewide elected offices in this year’s primary and it is uncertain whether the Democratic presidential race will remain undecided. Multiple candidates are seeking nominations for congressional seats being given up by Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky and Republican Rep. Susan Brooks.
Ohio and Kentucky are among at least seven states that have delayed primaries and others are considering increased voting by mail.
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