On April 8, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) issued executive orders postponing their states’ respective primary elections. The New Jersey primary, originally scheduled for June 2, 2020, has been postponed to July 7, 2020. The Virginia primary, originally scheduled for June 9, 2020, has been postponed to June 23, 2020.
To date, 19 states and one territory have postponed upcoming state-level elections in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In another five states, officials at the state level have either directly postponed, or authorized the postponement of, municipal elections.
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