UPDATE: Primary Election Off, SOS Trying for June 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Primary Election in Ohio is called off for Tuesday.

The Secretary of State has instructed Boards of Elections that it will take place on June 2nd.

Frank LaRose also wants absentee balloting to continue until then.

On Canton’s Morning News Tuesday morning, he says he realizes there may be court challenges to his decision, but it’s the only way to keep the election fair for everyone.

His directive came after state Health Director Dr Amy Acton issued an order, closing polling locations because of a health emergency.

The initial effort to stop the live voting involved two Ohioans who filed suit because of their health situations and the coronavirus, but a Franklin County judge rejected that request.

There was another legal challenge to the election stoppage during the night out of Wood County, but justices from the Ohio Supreme Court rejected that.