Ballots go in the mail this week for candidates, local measures and statewide measures. Deadline for turning in ballots is 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 7. Below is our selection of endorsements. Some candidates in nonpartisan races won more than 50 percent of the votes in the May primary and will appear on the ballot as uncontested.
Measure 43. Parental Notification. No
This measure would require doctors to notify parents at least 48 hours before a young woman age 15 to 17 (an "unemancipated minor") can receive an abortion. The measure makes no sense for a number of reasons. No exceptions are made for teens who are victims of rape or incest or who are living in abusive situations, no provisions are made for even notifying the teen that the notice would be given and no provision is made for the teen to get a lawyer or even be informed of her legal rights. Even some anti-abortion groups are opposing this measure because there are no provisions for counseling.