New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 18, 2020

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

Ole Oisin Charged for Wrongful Voting during February 11, 2020 Presidential Primary

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Ole Oisin (age 46) of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, was arrested on November 17, 2020, on two counts of Wrongful Voting – for submitting a voter registration form and a domicile affidavit containing false material information during the February 11, 2020 Presidential Primary.

Both charges are violations of RSA 659:34,I(a) & 659:34, II and are class A misdemeanors.

One of the misdemeanors allege that Mr. Oisin submitted a voter registration form containing false material information, specifically, that his place of birth was "Senegal, Nation of Islam," and his date of birth was "04/19/84." Also, he did not provide information that he was a naturalized citizen. Mr. Oisin was born in Ireland.

The second misdemeanor alleges that Mr. Oisin submitted a domicile affidavit containing false material information, specifically, that he did not provide his actual domicile address, he wrote that his date of birth was "04/2001," and that his place of birth was "Senegal."

A class A misdemeanor charges carry a maximum penalty of up to one year of imprisonment and a $2000 fine. Additionally, pursuant to the New Hampshire Constitution, anyone convicted of a willful violation of the State's election laws shall lose the right to vote in this State.

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

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Chong Yen of the Election Law Unit. The investigation into this matter was conducted by Chief Investigator Richard Tracy of the Election Law Unit.

Mr. Oisin will be arraigned in the Concord Circuit Court on January 12, 2021 at 12:45PM.

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