New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2021

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 Pled Guilty to Wrongful Voting during the November 2016 General Election

Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young announces that Vincent Marzello, age 65, of Lebanon, New Hampshire pled guilty to one count of Wrongful Voting for voting twice in the City of Lebanon, 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.

Mr. Marzello was sentenced to 90 days at the House of Corrections, all suspended for a period of 2 years from the date of sentencing.

As a consequence of Mr. Marzello'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.

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.

As a condition of his sentence, the defendant is required to pay $300.00 of the $3,000.00 civil penalty he was issued by this Office. The remaining $2,700.00 civil penalty is suspended 5 years from the date of sentencing.

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.

This matter was investigated by New Hampshire State Police.

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