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Indiana Election Officials Considering 2020 Primary Election Mail Voting Only

Indiana voters now have until Monday, May 5 to register to vote.

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(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The primary elections in Indiana have already been rescheduled from its original date of May 5 to June 2 due to coronavirus concerns.

Now, election officials are contemplating whether voters might need to cast all ballots by mail for the state’s primary election because of the pandemic. The election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay Indiana’s primary by nearly a month and is giving all voters the option of submitting mail-in ballots.

The state’s Republican and Democratic chairmen agreed last week with Gov. Eric Holcomb to move the primary from its May 5 date over concerns about the safety of the election workers and voters.

The election commission Chairman Paul Okeson said it would meet April 22 to discuss “moving to a vote- by- mail election if necessitated by the public health crisis.”

With the election delayed, Indiana voters now have until Monday, May 5 to register to vote. Early voting will begin on May 5.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Thursday, May 21.

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