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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Three southwestern Illinois men are accused of violating the state’s absentee ballot laws before a municipal election earlier this month.

Prosecutors in St. Clair County charged 59-year-olds James Haywood Jr. of Cahokia and August Stacker Jr. of Belleville with one count apiece of violation of absentee ballots. Twenty-five-year-old Steveland Kidd of Cahokia faces two felony counts.

The county’s state’s attorney, Brendan Kelly, says 27 absentee ballots from municipal elections involving Alorton and Cahokia were challenged and rejected, based on the findings of investigators.

The three were jailed on Tuesday, when Kelly announced the charges. Online court records don’t show whether they have attorneys.

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