A New Haven man was charged Wednesday with violating absentee ballot laws in connection with two city primaries, the chief state’s attorney’s office announced.

Angelo Reyes, 37, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of another’s absentee ballot, four counts of being present while an absentee ballot is executed, two counts of attempt to possess an absentee ballot and two counts of attempt to be present when an absentee ballot is executed.

State and federal investigators said the charges involve absentee ballots in New Haven’s 12th and 16th wards during the March 5, 2002, primary to elect members of the city’s Democratic Town Committee. They said Reyes was a candidate for the committee from the 12th Ward.

–Associated Press