New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 2, 2022

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

Myles B. Matteson, Deputy General Counsel
Attorney General's Office Election Law Unit | (603) 271-1119

Richard Rosen Arrested for Voting in More than One State Prohibited

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Richard Rosen (age 83) of Belmont, Massachusetts and Holderness, New Hampshire has been indicted on one felony count of wrongful voting related to voting twice in the November 8, 2016 General Election.

The arrest is for a violation of RSA 659:34-a, Voting in More Than One State Prohibited, a Class B Felony. The charge alleges that, for the November 8, 2016 General Election, Mr. Rosen knowingly checked in at the checklist at the Belmont, Massachusetts polling place and cast a Massachusetts ballot after having already cast an absentee ballot in the same election in Holderness, New Hampshire.

Class B felony charges carry a penalty range of 3½ to seven years in prison and a fine of up $2,000. 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. Rosen is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. His arraignment is scheduled for December 21 at 1pm.

This case is being prosecuted Deputy General Counsel Myles Matteson and Attorney Matt Conley of the Election Law Unit. The investigation into this matter was conducted by Chief Investigator Richard Tracy.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658