Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced the state will hold its primary on June 20 instead of April due to coronavirus:

“We can pull off elections after disasters or issues like this but we have to have more time than 30 or 60 days,” he said Friday.

State officials have said they want to keep poll workers—most of whom are elderly—safe during the outbreak.

Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager to former Vice President Joe Biden, said in a statement that voters should go to the polls on Tuesday only if they are not exhibiting symptoms and have not been exposed to the virus. Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio are voting that day.

“If voters are members of an at-risk population, exhibiting symptoms, or have been exposed to a diagnosed case of COVID-19, we encourage them to explore absentee ballots and vote by mail options,” she said in a statement.

Louisiana was one of 11 states scheduled to vote in April.

The media has led its headlines with 33 cases in Louisiana. Actually, as stated in articles, the state only has 33 presumptive positive cases.

 

 
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