New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2020

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov

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

Charles Eugene Cartier, Jr. Pled Guilty to Voting in More than One State Prohibited

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Charles Eugene Cartier, Jr., age 81, of Madison, New Hampshire and Attleboro, Massachusetts, pled guilty to Voting in More than One State Prohibited – a Class B Felony – in Carroll County Superior Court on Friday, January 3, 2020.

Mr. Cartier knowingly checked in at the checklist in Madison and cast a New Hampshire ballot, after having already cast a ballot in the same election year in Massachusetts during the 2016 General Election.

Mr. Cartier was sentenced to 60 days at the House of Corrections, all suspended for one year on the condition of his good behavior. The Court also ordered Mr. Cartier pay a $1,000 fine with a penalty assessment of $240.

A consequence of Mr. Cartier's election law conviction and pursuant to Part I, Article 11 of the New Hampshire Constitution, his right to vote in New Hampshire is terminated.

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
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