West Virginia postpones statewide primary to June 9, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Governor Jim Justice (R) issued an executive order postponing West Virginia’s statewide primary, including its presidential preference primary, to June 9, 2020. The primary was originally scheduled to take place on May 12, 2020.

According to the press release announcing the postponement, “Secretary of State [Mac] Warner said his office continues to work in conjunction with county clerks across the state and that details for the new election day are being finalized.”

Seventeen states and one territory have postponed state-level elections. In another five states, officials at the state level have either directly postponed or authorized the postponement of municipal elections.