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Our picks Nov. 6

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