Carl Lewis' candidacy for New Jersey Senate was dealt another blow Tuesday when the secretary of state struck his name from the ballot.
A federal judge can reverse the decision, and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for Friday.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Republican who also serves as secretary of state, was required to certify candidates for the ballot by Monday.
Although Lewis, 50, of Medford, won the Democratic nomination for state Senate in Burlington County's Eighth Legislative District last spring, Guadagno declined to certify him. She said that the Olympic track star, who voted as recently as 2009 in California elections, did not meet the state's four-year residency requirement to run.