Elections

Election 2018: Attention Candidates Running for Public Office

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - TAPinto invites all candidates to submit statements and other content, as well as advertise on TAPinto. Below are the TAPinto Election Policies:

Candidate Statements

Candidates participating in the primary election can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) through the week before the election. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site. No statements will be published from the Sunday before the election through the day of the election. Statements must be factually accurate and not defamatoryShould 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 Should they fail to do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly. Similarly, should a statement be deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise their statement accordingly.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 Should they fail to do so, they can revise their statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished.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 must be submitted to the site directly.

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Letters to the Editor

Anyone can submit Letters to the Editor at any time up until the day before the day of the election. Publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site. They 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 The phone number will not be published – it will be used for verification purposes. Should the letter be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the letter will not be published and the letter writer will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or to revise their letter accordingly.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 MUST be submitted directly to 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 MUST be submitted directly to the site for consideration for publication.

Advertising

All candidates are able to 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, please contact the editor for your town’s site, Malik A. Lyons at mlyons@tapinto.net.

To submit content, Just click “contribute content” and sign up to start submitting. Visit www.tapinto.net/pages/how-to-tap for a brief PowerPoint presentation on how to TAP.

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