New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 7, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Myles Matteson, Deputy General Counsel, Election Law Unit | (603) 271-1119

Edward Amirault, Sr. Pled Guilty to Voting in More than One State Prohibited

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Edward Amirault, age 79, of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and Weymouth, Massachusetts, pled guilty to Voting in More than One State Prohibited – a Class B Felony – in Belknap County Superior Court on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Mr. Amirault knowingly cast a New Hampshire absentee ballot in Sanbornton in the November 6, 2018, general election, and also cast a ballot in Weymouth, Massachusetts in the same election.

Mr. Amirault was sentenced to 180 days at the House of Corrections, all suspended for two year on the condition of his good behavior. The Court also ordered Mr. Amirault to pay a $4,000 fine with a penalty assessment of $960, and 100 hours of community service.

As consequence of Mr. Amirault'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.

This case was prosecuted by Deputy General Counsel Myles Matteson of the Election Law Unit and Investigator Anna Croteau.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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