FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Questions over legal residency aren't new for elections, but local officials are dealing with a new twist on the issue.
Democrat Jack Morris is running for Indiana Senate's 15th District. He's a local attorney. According to a News-Sentinel report, claims are surfacing that partners in the firm are using the business as their legal address to vote. Election law states a voter can only use their permanent home address.
The newspaper report says two partners, Robert Benson and Tim Logan, have used the address since at least 2011.
Beth Dlug, Allen County Director of Elections says the election board could step in.
“If someone filed a challenge, our election board would review it. It's possible, perhaps pulling the vote might be a remedy. It's possible there may be charges filed. Quite frankly, I do not know. That's what we need to research.”
Morris is seeking the Senate's 15th District seat. At least one of the partners in question is a registered Republican.
No word if a decision could come before the election.