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Candidates Statements and Election Letter to the Editor Deadlines for TAPinto Berkeley Heights

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REMINDER ON DEADLINES: Candidate Statements can be submitted directly to the TAPinto Berkeley Heights site until Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. and Letters to the Editor can be submitted directly to the site until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Berkeley Heights invites all candidates in Berkeley Heights to submit statements and to advertise on TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Below is TAPinto Berkeley Heights policies regarding Election Policies.

Candidate Statements

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Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day (last submission to be accepted by Tuesday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m.) Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor. No statements will be published from the Friday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Should there be questions as to the factual accuracy of a statement, the candidate will be asked to provide documentation for their claims. Should they fail to adequately do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly.  Similarly, should a statement be deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise their statement accordingly.  If a statement is published and later is alleged to be factually inaccurate, the statement will be temporarily removed from the site and the candidate will be asked to provide documentation for their claims.  Should they do so, the statement will be republished.  Should they fail to do so, they can revise their statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished.  Statements should be submitted on the site directly.  

Should submissions be found to be repeatedly factually inaccurate, the privilege of submitting statements and having those statements published may be revoked.

Letters to the Editor

Anyone can submit Letters to the Editor at any time up until the Friday before Election Day (last submission to be accepted by Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:59 p.m.). Publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of the editor. No letter will be published from Sunday before the election through Election Day. Letters must be factually accurate and not defamatory. They must not be anonymous.  The letter writer must submit their phone number with their letter.  The phone number will not be published – it will be used for verification purposes.  Should the letter be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the letter will not be published and the letter writer will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or to revise their letter accordingly.  Letters should be submitted directly on the site.

Press Releases

Anyone can submit a press release.  Publication of press releases is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site. The press release must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Should the press release be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the press release will not be published and the author will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or revise the release accordingly.  Press releases should be submitted directly on the site for consideration for publication.

For issues with submissions of press releases, candidate statements, or Letters to the Editor, contact Curtis Leeds, TAPinto Berkeley Heights Elections Editor at cleeds@tapinto.net.

Advertising

All candidates may purchase advertising on the site. All candidates in a town are charged the same amount for the same sized ad for the same time period. To advertise, contact bpeer@tapinto.net.

Editor's Note: TAPinto Berkeley Heights will not be posting any of the Berkeley Heights Township Council Election Candidate Statements or Letters to the Editor on the TAPinto Berkeley Heights Facebook or Twitter pages. To receive the news, make sure to sign up for our free daily enews and Download the TAPinto App for FREE in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store today.  

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