CONCORD, New Hampshire — A New Hampshire man has been accused of voting twice in the 2016 general election using two different names.
Vincent Marzello, 65, of Lebanon was arrested Wednesday and charged with wrongful voting, a felony, according to the attorney general’s office. Authorities also are seeking to enforce a civil penalty for obtaining a ballot in someone else’s name.
Authorities said Marzello voted once as himself and once under the name Helen Elisabeth Ashley.
Someone by that name had signed up with the New Hampshire Democratic Party to serve as an election inspector. State law allows the two major political parties to appoint two inspectors per polling place who typically help check-in voters and perform other tasks. A party spokesperson said Wednesday it had no prior interaction with Ashley and suspended the appointment last week after learning of the investigation.
A phone number could not be located for Marzello, and it is unclear whether he is being represented by an attorney.