Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that he will move to postpone in-person voting for Tuesday’s Ohio primary to June. “It is clear that tomorrow’s in-person voting does not conform and cannot conform with these CDC guidelines. We cannot conduct this election tomorrow,” he reportedly said. “We cannot tell people to stay inside, but also tell them to go out and vote.” Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams also recommended in a letter to Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday that his state postpone all May elections to June due to the coronavirus crisis.
According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gov. DeWine doesn’t have the unilateral power to extend the election, so he will file a lawsuit in Franklin County to make the move official. If the move is accepted, vote-by-mail would be extended to June 2 and in-person voting also would take place on June 2. “The rights of voters will be preserved,” he said.