SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day (November 5) through Election Day (November 7).  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Should they fail to do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly. Similarly, should a statement be deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise their statement accordingly.

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 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.  hould they fail to do so, they can revise their statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished. 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 TAPinto SOMA site by clicking on "login" on the upper right corner of Once you're signed in, click on Submit Content and select Articles. Choose Candidate Statements from the Category drop down menu. For detailed "how to," click here.

Candidates are welcome to advertise on TAPinto SOMA. To learn more about candidate advertising, email Fred Smith at

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