CONCORD — A Warner man has been charged with voting in two different town elections on the same day last year.
Douglas Carl Smith Jr., 30, was arrested Sunday on three counts of wrongful voting, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said in a news release Monday.
Matthew Broadhead, an assistant attorney general in the election law unit, said Smith voted in both Grafton and Danbury during the town elections on March 13, 2018.
“He was referred to us by a local election official,” Broadhead said Monday, declining to elaborate on why Smith cast votes in both towns.
One of the charges is a Class B felony count for “knowingly voting in an election that he was not qualified to vote in,” according to the news release.
Broadhead said Smith also faces two misdemeanor counts for knowingly applying for a ballot after already voting and knowingly providing false information on an election day voter registration form.
“He claimed that he had domicile in Danbury and claimed to have one in Grafton,” Broadhead said. “New Hampshire law states that you can have only one domicile.”
Smith is scheduled to be arraigned in Merrimack County Superior Court on March 28.
Broadhead said Smith is the fifth wrongful voting case the state has prosecuted since 2016.