Maryland becomes 5th state to delay primaries due to coronavirus
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that the state would delay its elections scheduled for April 28 until June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The state is now the fifth to delay primary elections, following , Kentucky, and .
According to the State Board of Elections, early voting for the primary will now run May 21-28. Voters will also be able to vote absentee. The new deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary by mail is May 26, or May 29 for those who wish to receive the ballot electronically. Returned ballots must then be postmarked on or before June 2.
In a press conference Tuesday, Hogan, a Republican, said he had two main priorities, keeping Maryland’s people safe and “protecting their constitutional right to vote.”
[Source: CBS News]