New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov | 603-573-6103

Nicholas A. Chong Yen, Assistant Attorney General, Election Law Unit
nicholas.chongyen@doj.nh.gov | 603) 271-3650

Robert Bell Found Guilty of Voting in More than One State Prohibited

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Robert A. Bell of Atkinson, New Hampshire, was convicted of Voting in More than One State Prohibited by a jury in Rockingham County Superior Court on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Mr. Bell was convicted of knowingly checking in at the checklist in Atkinson and casting a New Hampshire ballot, after having already cast a ballot in the same election year in Florida.

Mr. Bell's Class B felony conviction carries a maximum penalty of 3½–7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and/or up to a $4,000.00 fine. In addition, violating a New Hampshire Election Law carries with it the possibility that his right to vote in New Hampshire may be terminated pursuant to Part I, Article 11 of the New Hampshire Constitution. Mr. Bell will be sentenced on November 7, 2019.

Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Chong Yen, of the Election Law Unit, and Associate Attorney General James Boffetti prosecuted this case along with Chief Investigator Richard Tracy.

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