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Topeka — The general election ballot will indicate that state Sen. Roger Pine lives in Lawrence when he actually doesn't.
Pine, a Republican who represents the 3rd senate district, had listed his business address - Pine Family Farms, 1783 E. 1500 Road in Lawrence - as his residence for voting purposes and when he filed for re-election with the Secretary of State's office.
But in the August GOP primary, he had to file a provisional ballot because a poll worker knew he didn't live at that address. He has an address in Linwood in Leavenworth County.
Brad Bryant, deputy assistant secretary of state for elections and legislative matters, said candidates for state office are supposed to list their ballot city as the city where they reside.
He said Pine's ballot city of Lawrence probably couldn't be changed at this point because the ballots are already in the process of being made.
Bryant said last week about the Pine situation, "This is the first I've heard of this."
Pine's Democratic opponent, Tom Holland, who is currently a state representative from Baldwin City, said Tuesday he wasn't going to raise the issue against Pine. "I suppose it's legal," Holland said of Pine listing Lawrence on the ballot.
Pine has said he listed Lawrence as his residence because that is where he grew up and lived most of his life. And, he said, in recent years he occassionally spent the night at the family business in Lawrence.
But since the primary, he has re-registered to vote in Leavenworth County.
The 3rd senate district includes North Lawrence, much of eastern Douglas County, including Eudora and Baldwin City, all of Jefferson County and much of Leavenworth County outside of the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing.