Georgia has postponed its primary elections for the second time because of the coronavirus, pushing back primaries to June 9.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.
The state will mail absentee ballot request forms to Georgia’s 6.9 million voters in an effort to allow as many as possible to exercise their right to vote without leaving their homes.
Starting Monday, March 23, voters can request mail-in absentee ballots for the May 19 election.
“Our priority is to protect the health and safety of all Georgians and to ensure that as many Georgians as possible have an opportunity to vote,” said State Senator Nikema Williams, the Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.