Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said today that the state's health director will order the polls closed tomorrow "as a health emergency."
Ohio's presidential primary had been set for tomorrow. DeWine had urged the primary to be postponed until a later date, but a judge rejected the petition earlier this evening.
The secretary of state "will seek remedy through the courts to extend voting options" tomorrow while the polls are closed, DeWine said in a statement.
"During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus," he said in the statement.
The move is a complicated one for Ohio officials, as voters have already started voting in the state where 136 pledged delegates are at stake.