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Deadline Nearing to Request Absentee Ballot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahomans who won't be able to make it to the polls on Nov. 6 have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to request an absentee ballot from state election officials.
Voters also can vote in-person absentee on the Friday, Saturday and Monday before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says election board officials already have distributed more than 66,000 absentee ballots, and nearly 32,000 Oklahomans already have been returned.
In order to be counted, completed absentee ballot affidavits must be notarized and returned to the voter's county election board by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Posted: Friday, October 26 2012, 05:12 PM CDT
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OU student accused of illegal grade changes
May 18, 2013 16:55 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a University of Oklahoma student with computer-related crimes for allegedly changing his grades.
Prosecutors on Thursday charged 24-year-old Roja Osman Hamad with five counts of computer fraud or unlawful use of a computer or system.
The Norman Transcript reports (http://is.gd/erahCW ) Hamad is accused of changing the passwords of six OU faculty members without their permission. Investigators say Hamad had access to the system through his campus job.
After changing the passwords, Hamad allegedly had access to the faculty accounts and then altered his grades.
Once the passwords were changed, the faculty members couldn't access the OU computer system.
It was unclear whether Hamad had a lawyer. Hamad's bail was set at $50,000. He wasn't listed on the Cleveland County Jail roster on Saturday.
Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com
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