New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2015

Stephen G. LaBonte, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3650

Derek T. Castonguay Arrested for Wrongful Voting

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announced today that Derek T. Castonguay of Manchester, New Hampshire turned himself into authorities Friday morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this week on the charges of wrongful voting and unsworn falsification. Castonguay is accused of knowingly making a false material statement regarding his qualifications to vote in the Town of Salem. The complaint alleges that during the State General Election on November 4, 2014, Castonguay, while registering to vote in Salem, represented his address to be 11 Alfred Drive, Salem, which he knew to be false. At the time Castonguay was domiciled in Manchester. Castonguay was additionally charged with unsworn falsification. On that charge the State further alleges that on the same day, while voting in Windham, Castonguay presented to a ballot clerk, a driver's license bearing the address of 44 Range Road, Windham, New Hampshire, knowing that address to be false. Castonguay had previously registered at that address in September of 2008. Both charges are class A misdemeanors, carrying a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Castonguay is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the 10th Circuit Court in Salem, New Hampshire at 8:00 am.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658