Gov. Ned Lamont announced today that the 2020 presidential primary election, scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, will be rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. The decision was made in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill after consultation with several other states that share the primary date.
The decision was made due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19.
“Faced with an unprecedented health crisis throughout our state, we need to do all we can to protect the health and safety of Connecticut residents, especially our most vulnerable citizens,” Lamont said in a press release. “During these difficult times, we also want to make sure that democracy is not impacted and voters can still cast their ballots safely. Rescheduling the primary election will enable voters to still safely participate in our state’s elections while also protecting their health and the well-being of those who help to carry out elections—our town clerks, registrars, voters and dedicated poll workers.”
Later this afternoon, Lamont will sign an executive order that authorizes the date to be moved, among several other actions. It will be publicly noticed and published on the governor’s website at that time.