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Ballots Being Cast For Nov. 6 Election

With the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election approaching, many residents are filling out and mailing in their ballots while others will head to the polls on Election Day.

In this midterm election, California voters will select a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Locally, the ballot also includes a race for the state Board of Equalization member in District 1, with Tom Hallinan and Ted Gaines each in the running.

There are also multiple statewide propositions on the ballot.

U.S. Senate hopefuls include incumbent Dianne Feinstein and challenger Kevin DeLeon.

In the District 10 race for U.S. Representative, incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham is being challenged by Josh Harder. Meanwhile, incumbent Assemblyman Heath Flora is being challenged in the District 12 State Assembly race by Robert D. Chase. Both districts include portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

For the Yosemite Community College District, Area 1, Margie Bulkin and Denise Springer are vying for the seat, which is shared with San Joaquin County.

In Escalon, voters will select three Escalon City Council members. Incumbents Ed Alves and Robert Swift are both seeking re-election with Peter Krumeich, Will Smith and Richard Percey also in the running.

The Escalon Unified School District Board has two trustee seats up for election, with Richard Thompson, the incumbent, running in Trustee Area 1 and being challenged by Ryan Rissetto and incumbent Kate Powell in Trustee Area 2 being challenged by Kurt Kale.

The Escalon Unified School District is also offering Measure E, a school bond that requires 55 percent passage. The bond proposed is a $25 million general obligation bond and would fund classroom improvements, enhance school safety and security, and construct new athletic facilities. The tax rate for the proposed school bond is projected to be $30 per $100,000 of assessed value per year.