Raffensperger already postponed the presidential primary from March 24 to May 19, the date of the previously scheduled general primary election for federal and state offices.
The desire to hold off on the election gained support Friday from DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond, a Democrat.
"It's extremely problematic" to move forward with the May 19 election, Thurmond said on "Political Rewind" on Georgia Public Broadcasting. "People are focused on the basics, and I hate to say it, people want to live. People are trying to figure out how to survive."
The Democratic Party of Georgia didn’t comment.
Moving the May 19 primary would likely require the General Assembly to pass a new state law. Under current law, the secretary of state can only postpone an election for 45 days during an emergency, which he already did.
Ralston acknowledged on "Political Rewind" that legislation would probably be needed to change the election date. This year's legislative session was suspended this month because of the coronavirus. It's unclear when it will resume.
A voter engagement organization, ProGeorgia, said moving the election day past May 19 is unjustified because no one knows when the public health threat of the coronavirus will be over.
“Delaying our primary again — or placing a moving target on elections — until this summer increases the risk that Georgia’s voters may not have their voices heard or their votes fully counted in enough time to participate in the Republican or Democratic national conventions this summer,” said a statement from ProGeorgia, which helps groups target and engage voters