Election Letters Submission Guidelines | SierraSun.com

Election Letters Submission Guidelines

The Sierra Sun is accepting your election-related letters. Here’s a reminder of the ground rules:

– The Sun reminds readers of the newspaper’s long-standing policy of not allowing election-related letters to the editor in the issue before an election. The policy is an effort to be fair to candidates and voters by preventing last minute attacks. Election-related letters will not be accepted for the Nov. 2 edition unless they are in direct response to a previous letter or story. Thus, next week’s issue will be the final issue for new election letters. The decision to publish such a rebuttal will be made at the editor’s discretion.

– Letters with personal attacks will not be printed.

– Facts and figures quoted in letters will be checked to the extent possible; if the facts as printed in a letter are inaccurate, the statement will be printed with a correction or omitted.

– As always, letters must be 300 words or less. Due to heavy volume of submissions we get during election season, this rule will be strictly enforced in order to try and fit as many letters as we can.

– Limits may be placed on the number of submissions allowed per person per month; again, in order to let the most possible people participate in our letters pages.

– Letters dealing with national and state races will be run only on a space-available basis, and only if they are written by local residents. No form letters regarding elections will be accepted.

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