Marion County Court Rules Senator Lugar Ineligible to Vote in Indiana

By Scott Sarvay

Richard Lugar

March 15, 2012 Updated Mar 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM EST

MARION COUNTY Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - According to the Indianapolis Star Senator Dick Lugar has been ruled ineligible to vote by the Marion County Election Board.

The partisan commission ruled 2-1 that the six-term senator was guilty of a non-criminal election violation and that he has abandoned his residency in Indianapolis.

In order to register to vote in the primary, Lugar will need to establish a new residency by April 9, according to a Republican operative tracking the case.

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