New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 19, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Nicholas A. Chong Yen, Assistant Attorney General, Election Law Unit
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Robert A. Bell Charged for Voting in More than One State

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that an arrest warrant was issued earlier today for Robert A. Bell of Atkinson, New Hampshire charging him with one count of Voting in More than One State Prohibited, for voting in both Atkinson and Palm Coast, Florida during the November 2018 General Election.

Mr. Bell surrendered to law enforcement authorities earlier this afternoon and was released on bail.

Mr. Bell was charged with a class B Felony for violating RSA 659:34-a for knowingly checking in at the checklist in Atkinson and casting a New Hampshire ballot, after having already cast a ballot in the same election in Florida.

Mr. Bell will be arraigned in Rockingham County Superior Court on May 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

The investigation into this case was conducted by Chief Investigator Richard Tracy of the Election Law Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Chong Yen, also of the Election Law Unit. The arrest was processed by the Atkinson Police Department.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Smith is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658