Georgia election officials postponed the state’s presidential primary election scheduled for March 24 due to concerns of over the coronavirus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Saturday.

Election officials are moving the primary to May 19. Early voting for the primary will resume again shortly before the new voting date. 

Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is protecting the health of our poll workers, their families, and the community at large, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the Journal-Constitution.

On Friday Louisiana became the first state to postpone their primary due to concerns over the virus, pushing their primary from April 4 primary to June 20. 

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