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  • Our picks Nov. 6

    The Mail Tribune Editorial Board's general election recommendations
  • Ballots were mailed Friday to voters in Jackson County and across the state. Ballots must arrive in the county Elections Department by 8 p.m. on election day, Nov. 6, to be counted. Postmarks do not count, so leave enough time when mailing your ballot or drop it off in person.
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  • Ballots were mailed Friday to voters in Jackson County and across the state. Ballots must arrive in the county Elections Department by 8 p.m. on election day, Nov. 6, to be counted. Postmarks do not count, so leave enough time when mailing your ballot or drop it off in person.
    Here are our recommendations for the general election ballot. You can find the editorials explaining these positions at www.mailtribune.com/politics.
    President: Barack Obama
    U.S. Representative, 2nd District: Greg Walden
    Secretary of state: Knute Buehler
    Treasurer: Ted Wheeler
    Attorney general: Ellen Rosenblum
    Labor commissioner: Brad Avakian
    Oregon Supreme Court, Position 3: Richard Baldwin
    Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 6: Tim Volpert
    State senator, District 2: Herman Baertschiger
    State representative, District 4: Dennis Richardson
    State representative, District 5: Peter Buckley
    State representative, District 55: Mike McLain
    Jackson County Circuit Court, Position 7: Benjamin Bloom
    Jackson County commissioner, Position 2: Jeff Scroggin
    Jackson County surveyor: Scott Fein
    Medford City Council, Ward 1: Dick Gordon
    Medford City Council, Ward 2: Eli Matthews
    Ballot Measure 77, giving governor constitutional authority to take action in a disaster: Yes
    Ballot Measure 78, corrects wording in the Oregon Constitution's separation of powers clause: Yes
    Ballot Measure 79, constitutional amendment prohibiting real estate transfer tax: No
    Ballot Measure 80, legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana by adults: No
    Ballot Measure 81, prohibiting gillnets in the Columbia River for non-tribal commercial salmon fishing: No
    Ballot Measures 82 and 83, permitting non-tribal casinos in Oregon under certain circumstances and allowing a private casino in the town of Wood Village: No
    Ballot Measure 84, phasing out the estate tax: No
    Ballot Measure 85, repealing the corporate kicker and dedicating the money to public schools: Yes
    Ballot Measure 15-113, renewing the Ashland Library local levy to keep the library open 40 hours a week: Yes
    Ballot Measure 15-114, incorporating White City: Yes
    Ballot Measure 15-115, bond levy for new Medford swimming pools: Yes
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