On March 28, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) issued Executive Order No. 202.12, postponing the state’s presidential preference primary to June 23, 2020. New York’s primary election for congressional, state, and local offices had already been scheduled to take place on June 23, 2020. The presidential preference primary was originally scheduled for April 28, 2020.
Cuomo also postponed five special elections to June 23 from April 28:
• 27th Congressional District
• State Senate District 50
• State Assembly District 12
• State Assembly District 31
• State Assembly District 136
To date, 21 states and one territory have implemented changes to their election dates in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Changes to election dates, procedures, and administration in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020