PLAINFIELD, NJ — Candidates running for office in Plainfield can make their positions known on TAPinto Plainfield. Here's how:

Candidate Statements

Each candidate can submit a maximum of one statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day, September 3 through the week before Election Day. No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day, November 6. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor.

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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 Should they fail to do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly. Similarly, should a statement be deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory, it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise their statement accordingly.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 Should they fail to do so, they can revise their statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished.

Candidate statements should be submitted on the site directly. It’s easy, quick and free. If you have not done so already, sign up for an account on the site. Once you're signed in, click on Submit Content and select Candidates Statements on the bottom of the box.

Letters to the Editor

Anyone can submit letters to the editor at any time up until the day before Election Day. Publication is at the sole discretion of the editor. 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 The phone number will not be published; it will be used for verification purposes. Should the letter be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the letter will not be published and the letter writer will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or to revise their letter accordingly.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 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. The release must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Should it 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 are $50 per release per TAPinto site and must be submitted directly on the site for consideration for publication.

Advertising

Candidates are welcome to advertise on TAPinto Plainfield. All candidates are charged the same amount for an ad of the same size for the same time period. There are various advertising packages offered for placement on the site, which is seen by readers 24/7.

For more information on submission of candidates' statements, letters to the editor or advertising, email jpopper@tapinto.net.