Elections

Attention New Providence Mayoral, Council and Board of Education Candidates

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAP into New Providence invites all candidates in New Providence to submit statements and other content, as well as advertise on TAP into New Providence. Below are TAP into New Providence's Election Policies, which are the same for all TAPinto.net sites.

Candidate Statements

Candidates may submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 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 Election Day through Election Day. 

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Statements must be factually accurate and may not be defamatory. If there are questions as to the factual accuracy of a statement, the candidate will be asked to provide documentation for the claims. If he/she fails to do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly. Similarly, if a statement is deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise his/her statement accordingly.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 the claims. Should he/she do so, the statement will be republished. If he/she fails to do so, he/she may revise the statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished. Statements should be submitted on the site directly.

Letters to the Editor

Anyone may submit Letters to the Editor at any time up until the day before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site. The letter must be factually accurate and may not be defamatory. It must not be anonymous. The letter writer must submit his/her phone number with the 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 The phone number will not be published – it will be used for verification purposes. Should the letter be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the letter will not be published and the letter writer will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for the claims or to revise the letter accordingly. Letters should be submitted directly on the site.

Press Releases

Anyone may 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 may not be 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 the claims or revise the release accordingly. Press releases MUST 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 Michael Shapiro at mshapiro@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 Michael Shapiro at mshapiro@tapinto.net

 

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