One blogger, Tim Roberts, provides his rundown on ballot measures:
Oregonians have 10 statewide initiative measures on their ballot this fall, almost all of which should be allowed to slink back into obscurity. ... After reading through the statewide measures, the Committee for Rational Thinking urges a "no" vote across the board, except for the prescription drug plan, Measure 44. Over the next few days, I hope to write essays documenting my objections to each measure one by one.
Conservative blog "Where's Your Brain?" goes against the ideological grain - with Yes votes on eminent domain, term limits, Dan Meek's 46/47, and anti-tax measures 41 and 48. He votes No on judges-by-district, Sizemore's insurance measure, parental notification, and the prescription drug measure.
Brian Hines makes his ballot rundown pretty simple:
Come November, vote Democratic. And if you’re in Oregon, vote “no” on every Oregon ballot measure. There. I’m done my minimal progressive duty and am done with politics for this blogging day.
PDXistenZ - who describes himself as "just an average guy that felt like I should voice my opinion about the social and political events that surround me" - lays out his picks: No on judges-by-district, tax measure 41, and campaign finance limits 46 and 47. Yes on eminent domain, credit scoring for insurance, parental notification, prescription drugs, and TABOR. And for now, he's a Yes vote on term limits, though he's waiting for "someone [who] can truly convince me otherwise".
A more interesting solution to promote geographical diversity (not that anyone's asked Isaac) would be to require the governor, when appointing a judge or justice to fill a vacancy, to appoint someone from a county in which no sitting member of that court lives. But that's not the measure on the ballot. I recommend voting no on Measure 40.