Sierra Sun election letters policy
March 26, 2012
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Itand#8217;s election season yet again, and as our local races begin to gain steam toward the June primary, we want to make sure readers are aware of the newspaperand#8217;s policy regarding election-related letters to the editor.
In addition to the Sierra Sunand#8217;s standard policy for editorial-page submissions, the Sun has the following guidelines for election-related letters:
and#8226; The opinion pages are a forum for comments on candidates and political issues. However, the Sun will not publish personal attacks, false information or stretched facts, and reserves the right to limit the number of rebuttals.
and#8226; If a letter is written by a candidate, his or her affiliation must be clearly stated.
and#8226; Political letters for the June 5 primary election will not be printed after the Wednesday, May 30, print edition of the Sierra Sun and#8212; including online at http://www.sierrasun.com and#8212; unless deemed necessary for a reply to a previous issue.
Any questions about this policy can be directed to Managing Editor Kevin MacMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org.