Delaware County officials confirmed at an April 7 press conference that the Primary Election scheduled for April 28 has been postponed to June 2 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Councilwoman Christine Reuther said the county will move all polling places located in senior living facilities as well as any senior centers that are still open. The status of polling places in the now-closed public schools is still being determined. Right now, 28 public schools serve 128 precincts, she said.
The county is also evaluating how to deal with a likely shortfall in poll workers. “Many are senior citizens,” she said. “We will be looking for temporary fill-ins for this election.”
Councilwoman Reuther also encouraged anyone who can to vote by mail in the Primary to reduce crowding at the polls and ease stress on a reduced polling place staff.
“This is the first election in which every voter in Pennsylvania can choose to vote by mail,” she said.
To find out how, visit www.votespa.com and follow the directions on the site.
You can also visit the county Bureau of Elections here for more information about the upcoming Primary Election.
The county will continue to provide updated information on the election as it becomes available.