MARYLAND: Governor Postpones Primary To June 2nd

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Maryland will postpone its April 28 primary to June 2 because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Tuesday. The governor is issuing a proclamation Tuesday to move the date of the primary, which includes the Baltimore mayor’s race, U.S. House contests and the presidential primary.

“I have two main priorities — keeping Marylanders safe and protecting their constitutional right to vote,” Hogan said at a news conference in Annapolis.

Hogan will direct the State Board of Elections to develop a plan by April 3 to carry out the primary that addresses people’s concerns about the election and preventing the further spread of the disease.