Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that he is moving the presidential primary to June 2.
The state was originally scheduled to hold its presidential primary on April 28.
In a tweet about the move, Lamont said, “In coordination with other states and our Secretary of the State, and in an effort to carry out Democracy while keeping public health a top priority, I have decided to move our presidential primary to June 2nd. I will provide more information later today.”
Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s Secretary of State, wrote in a series of tweets that, “Moving the primary date is a good first step, and will give... our local election officials more time to prepare. Changing an election date is not something we do lightly – it’s a recognition of the severity & nature of this crisis, and more steps may be necessary to guarantee that every CT voter has an opportunity to cast their ballot.”