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More Than 20,000 Vote Absentee in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State Election Board officials say more than 20,000 Oklahomans have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (ZEER'-ix) said Friday that county election boards have received 20,016 absentee ballots mailed by Oklahoma voters. The county election boards have sent 53,132 absentee ballots to Oklahoma voters who requested them.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election is Oct. 31.
The state election board says almost 20,000 absentee ballots have been sent to Democratic voters and about 7,500 of them have been returned.
More than 29,000 ballots have been sent to Republican voters and more than 11,000 have been returned.
Almost 3,600 ballots have been sent to voters registered as independents and about 1,100 have been returned.
Posted: Friday, October 19 2012, 05:52 PM CDT
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Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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