As we enter the election season, Micromedia Publications will place a deadline on all letters that are written by a candidate, or endorse a particular candidate. That deadline will be September 23, for the editions coming out the following weekend.
The reason we are doing this is to keep anybody from influencing voters at the last minute. We don’t want a situation in which someone rips up a candidate in the weeks before the election, and the candidate doesn’t have a chance to respond.
The deadline will also apply to pieces written by candidates on our Spotlight On Government page.
Chris Lundy, Editor