Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has been ruled ineligible to vote in his former home precinct by the Marion County Election Board.
The board ruled that Lugar, who moved to Virginia with his wife after he was elected to the Senate in 1977, has abandoned his Indiana home and can no longer claim residency there. If the board’s ruling stands, it would mean that Lugar would be unable to vote for himself in Indiana’s Republican primary in May.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Lugar plans to appeal the decision. If that fails, however, Lugar and his wife could simply submit new voter registration forms that list a different physical address to which they are connected. The Lugars have a family farm that may qualify, despite the fact that there is no house on the property.