Two Cahokia women were charged with vote fraud violations on Tuesday.
Pamela P. Bryant, 43, of 304 E. Fifth St. in Cahokia, faces three felony counts of violation of absentee ballots. Monica M. LaPlant, 26, of 133 St. Dorothy Lane in Cahokia is charged wth one felony count of violation of absentee ballot.
Bryant and LePlant are accused of taking the ballot of an unrelated person and putting it in the mail. The violations occurred during the Oct. 31 election.
During that election, Kevin Wiggins, who was already on probation for vote fraud, was charged with a misdemeanor violation of election code. According to the charges, Wiggins, 47, was circulating petitions for third-party candidate Curtis McCall Jr., who was running for St. Clair County Board.
Wiggins, a former Cahokia streets department employee, was among four former village employees or trustees who pleaded guilty to committing voter fraud in the run-up to the 2009 Cahokia municipal election. Wiggins was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years probation in December 2010 and now works as a laborer for Commonfields of Cahokia.
Wiggins is facing a violation of his probation. A hearing is set for Feb. 8 before St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic.
A St. Clair County grand jury will hear the case against Bryant and LaPlant and decide whether to issue an indictment.