Connecticut Postpones Presidential Primary for Second Time, Set for August
As the State of Connecticut continues to take measures and precautions in the ongoing attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the voting date for the upcoming presidential primary has been postponed for the second time.
As part of his In his 29th executive order since Connecticut has enacted declarations of both public health and civil preparedness emergencies, Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Friday, April 17, that the primary, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, will now take place on August 11.
"To protect the health and safety of voters, poll workers, and the most vulnerable members of the population," said the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. "The presidential primary is ordered rescheduled – for the second time – to August 11, 2020."
The governors original rescheduling date was set for June 2, but the latest executive order supersedes that date.
Both the state and local primaries were already scheduled to happen on August 11.
This latest executive order also includes other measures to promote social distancing, such as the statewide requirement that residents wear either cloth face coverings or other personal protective equipment in public places where close contact can not be avoided.