TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's top election official isexpected to decide Tuesday whether Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewismeets the state's four-year residency requirement to run foroffice.

The former track and field star's petition to run for stateSenate as a Democrat was challenged by Republicans who want hisname stricken from the June primary ballot.

They claim Lewis voted in California until recently. The49-year-old owns a townhouse and a business in California, but healso has owned homes in New Jersey since 2005. He says he plans toremain in New Jersey, where he grew up.

An administrative law judge recommended that he be allowed torun.

The pending decision by Secretary of State Kim Guadagno can be appealed.

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