Bulletin rules for season leading up to Nov. 8 elections

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ballot in hand on Nov. 8, will you be prepared to make an educated selection for the best candidates to fill roles on your city or town’s council?
The Bulletin hopes to ensure that the electorate is adequately educated to make those decisions. We must do so, however, in a manner that ensures we are as fair as possible to all candidates.
From this point the Bulletin will not publish letters to the editor submitted by candidates or press releases stating their positions.
The Bulletin will, however, provide candidates with the opportunity to present their views and information about their backgrounds through submitted bios (300 words) and answers (150 words) to a set of questions that candidates should receive via mail or email this week.
If you do not receive your questions by Friday, Sept. 30, please contact Samantha Hurst, editor; Barbara Tilly, managing editor, or Leah Justice, reporter, for a copy. The deadline to return those answers and bios is Oct. 7.
Community members, meanwhile, may continue to submit letters regarding candidates, election issues, etc. until two weeks prior to elections.The last day the Bulletin will accept such letters will be Oct. 25.
Letters to the editor can be no more than 500 words in length because of space constraints.
Letters can also not be libelous or slanderous in nature.
The Bulletin staff looks forward to an interesting election season that hopefully can be filled with solid rounds of civil discourse about the state of our cities and towns and how we can improve them into the future.
— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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