(3-17-20) After a Franklin County Common Pleas Judge denied Governor DeWine’s request to delay today’s primary elections to June 2, the Governor made the following statement.

From Nixle –

From Mercer Co Board of Elections, per Deputy Secretary of State Grandjean “The Polls will not be open today”.

Governor DeWine announced last night the following:

“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”