New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2020

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

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

Vincent Marzello Arrested for Wrongful Voting

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Colonel Nathan A. Noyes of the New Hampshire State Police announce that Vincent Marzello of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, age 65, was arrested today, and charged with Wrongful Voting for voting twice during the November 8, 2016 General Election.

Mr. Marzello was charged with a Class B Felony for violating RSA 659:34, I (b) for knowingly voting more than once for an office or measure for voting twice in the City of Lebanon, during the November 8, 2016 General Election, by voting once as Vincent Marzello and once as Helen Elisabeth Ashley.

In addition, a civil enforcement action was commenced against Mr. Marzello, pursuant to RSA 659:34, I (c), for applying for and obtaining a ballot in a name other than his own during the November 8, 2016 General Election, by using the name Helen Elisabeth Ashley.

This office has been in communication with the City of Lebanon's election officials regarding the allegations against Mr. Marzello.

This office also learned that the New Hampshire Democratic Party had appointed Helen Elisabeth Ashley as an Inspector of Election and by a letter, dated August 27, 2020, suspended that appointment effective immediately.

The investigation into this case was conducted by New Hampshire State Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Chong Yen of the Election Law Unit.

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

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