Maine primary election date tentatively moved from June 9 to July 14

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 2:45pm

AUGUSTA — During an April 7 press briefing, Governor Janet Mills noted the state is targeting July 14 for the primary elections date.

Currently, the primary is slated to be June 9, for which municipalities around the state have scheduled polling infrastructure to be in place.

However, with the COVID-19 restrictions also in place, the Governor said in the briefing the new election date is likely to be July 14.

Gov. Mills said the new date allows lead time to get infrastructure, information and absentee ballots into the mail.

“We want to preserve every Maine voter’s right to express their opinion at the ballot box and preserve democracy,” she said.

This all depends on the Secretary of State to get the details in order.