GA – Secretary of State Announces Postponement OF Primary Election Until June 9

ATLANTA, GA (April 9, 2020) Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020. Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston concurred in the Governor’s extension of the state of emergency. https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/raffensperger_announces_postponement_of_primary_election_until_june_9

NC – Rescheduling the May 12, 2020 Second Primary and Modifying Other Elections-Related Deadlines

RALEIGH, NC (March 20, 2020) North Carolina State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell has rescheduled the May 12 second primary as a response to the spread of COVID-19: “The second Republican primary for Congressional District 11 is moved from May 12, 2020 to June 23, 2020. All associated elections dates are shifted accordingly.” https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/State_Board_Meeting_Docs/Orders/Executive%20Director%20Orders/Order_2020-03-20%20.pdf

MI – Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Absentee Voting in May 5 Elections

Lansing, MI (March 27, 2020) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-27, encouraging Michiganders to vote absentee by allowing the Department of State to assist local jurisdictions in mailing absentee ballot applications to every registered voter, and to provide absentee ballots directly to new registrants. Local jurisdictions will still need to keep at least one polling place open for those who wish to vote in-person or are unable to vote by mail. https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90640-523402–,00.html

NY – Protecting the Public Health of All New Yorkers: Voting

Albany, NY (March 17, 2020) Governor Cuomo signed an executive order temporarily modifying election procedures to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The executive order: suspends the candidate petitioning process, modifies the signature requirements for ballot access, and modifies deadlines and procedures to better allow New Yorkers to vote absentee. https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protecting-public-health-all-new-yorkers#voting

MD – COVID-19: Awareness & Safeguarding the Election

Annapolis, MD (March 17, 2020) To slow the spread of COVID-19, Maryland is changing how we will vote in the upcoming elections. The presidential primary election originally scheduled for April 28, 2020, was moved to June 2, 2020. The special general election for the 7th Congressional District will be conducted by mail. All voters in the 7th Congressional District will receive a ballot for this election. https://www.elections.maryland.gov/

LA – Elections Update​ ​​​Department of State: COVID-19 Update

Baton Rouge, LA (March 13, 2020) The previously scheduled April 4, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary/Municipal Primary Election and May 9, 2020 Municipal General Election were rescheduled in accordance with Proclamation Number 28 JBE 2020. The new dates are June 20, 2020 for the Presidential Preference Primary/Municipal Primary Election and July 25, 2020 Municipal General Election. https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInformation/Pages/default.aspx

KY – Secretary of State Moves to Delay May 19 Elections to June 23

FRANKFORT, KY (March 16, 2020) Secretary of State Michael G. Adams formally recommended to Governor Andy Beshear that the elections scheduled for May 19 – Democratic and Republican primaries, plus special and local option elections around the state – be delayed by 35 days, to June 23. Governor Beshear agreed and signed an executive order to that effect. https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=SOS&prId=300

AL – March 31 Runoff Election Postponed Until July 14

MONTGOMERY, AL (March 18, 2020) In postponing the March 31 Runoff Election to July 14, election officials are continuing Alabama’s practice of providing free and fair elections that do not compromise the safety and health of our voters, poll workers, and anyone else who may be involved with the elections process. This delay will allow all local election officials the time to assess and evaluate the changes that must be made to ensure the Runoff Election is administered according to