Holcomb moves Indiana primary to June 2

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Holcomb ordered all Indiana public and private schools closed to students until at least May 1 to slow the COVID-19 spread. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday the Indiana primary will move to June 2 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Furthermore, all due dates for ballots will be shifted 28 days. As always, military and overseas ballots military ballots are required to be mailed 45 days before the election, so they'll move 45 days prior to June 2.

In addition to signing the executive order to delay the election, Holcomb had these recommendations for 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
  • Give family members the ability to deliver absentee ballots. Currently only a member of a voter’s household may take possession of their ballot