How to submit a letter to the editor about the Nov. 3 election
Ahead of the election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, we will publish letters to the editor related to local, state and national campaigns. With many citizens voting early, we want the conversation to begin sooner than normal.
Election letters will be published in the Oct. 10 and 17 editions of the Kewaunee County Star-News, and may also be published online.
For those interested in submitting an election letter, here's what you need to know.
When to submit
» Letters related to the November general election will be accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Not all letters are guaranteed to be published. Submissions that don’t meet these guidelines will not be considered:
» Only letters from residents in the Star-News's coverage area will be accepted.
» Include your full name, address and phone number. We do not accept anonymous letters. Only the name and city of residence will be published. Phone numbers are used for questions and verification purposes and will not be published.
» The word limit is 250. Letters longer than that will be rejected. We reserve the right to edit letters for grammar, spelling, language, civility, good taste, libel and editorial style; however, we will not change content in a way that alters its meaning.
» Send web links or citations for facts or claims stated in the letter. Having the references will help make your letter stronger and allow us to verify stated facts.
» Letters must be original compositions by the signed author and not part of a letter-writing campaign.
» No more than one election-related letter per contributor will be published.
» Letters should be issue-oriented and not personal attacks on a candidate. We will not publish letters that criticize a candidate without endorsing another candidate. We will also not publish letters in poor taste. Accusations against a candidate must be verifiable in order to be published.
» Letters from candidates, their immediate family members, campaign managers or elected officials will not be published. We want to hear from voters unaffiliated with campaigns.
» We accept letters from individuals, not from a group of individuals.
Email your letters to: [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: How to submit a letter to the editor about the Nov. 3 election