Concord, NH — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Charles Eugene Cartier, Jr., age 81, of Madison, New Hampshire and Attleboro, Massachusetts, pled guilty to Voting in More than One State Prohibited – a Class B Felony – in Carroll County Superior Court on Friday, January 3, 2020.
Previously three other people have pleaded guity to voting in more than one state and one was found guilty by a jury in unrelated cases.
There are currently two cases that have been indicted and are awaiting trial.
Mr. Cartier knowingly checked in at the checklist in Madison and cast a New Hampshire ballot, after having already cast a ballot in the same election year in Massachusetts during the 2016 General Election.
Mr. Cartier was sentenced to 60 days at the House of Corrections, all suspended for one year on the condition of his good behavior. The Court also ordered Mr. Cartier pay a $1,000 fine with a penalty assessment of $240.
A consequence of Mr. Cartier’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.
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.