Lawyers of both parties agreed the senator and his wife could legally vote from a Decatur Township farm, located in southern Marion County, where Lugar’s family owns a farm.
The senator claimed that although he does not own a home in Indianapolis, he is still a resident because it was where he lived when he was elected into the Senate.
Lugar’s campaign released the following statement:
“Throughout his Senate career, Senator and Mrs. Lugar have relied upon the legal guidance of the Marion County Election Board, the Marion County Voter Registration Board, and the offices of three Indiana Attorneys General that their voter registration was proper and legal. This has been completely unchallenged throughout the years and only in the course of this campaign has it been pushed by his political challengers for mischievous purposes. There has never been a question that Sen. and Mrs. Lugar are, and have been, residents of Indiana and Marion County.
Today, the court has obtained from the Marion County Election Board assurances that the Lugars may vote from the Lugar family farm which has been in the family for generations and has been managed by Senator Lugar continuously for many years, and this is now where they should vote.
With this new legal guidance, the issue of the Lugars' voting registration is resolved. Any further challenge will clearly be nothing more than continued pettiness on the part of a handful of disgruntled political opponents.”