Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00
As the March 16 village elections quickly approach, we want to emphasize that the Great Neck Record, and Anton Community Newspapers, have very specific policies for the election season, including a “letters to the editor” policy. Please be aware of the following policies.
First, to make it more of an even playing field for candidates, we will be restricting the frequency of columns from incumbents up for election and will not run columns from the incumbents in the three issues prior to an election. (This basically does not apply to village officials, as there are no regular columns.)
As for election time “letters to the editor,” to be considered for publication, letters should be limited to 300-400 words (one quarter page is roughly 400 words). Letters longer than this may not be used or may be shortened by the editor without contacting the writer.
In the last issue before an election, only letters expressing support for candidates will be accepted. Letters that would require a response from a candidate will not be used in the last issue before an election.
Generally speaking, letters from candidates will not be printed. However, there may be times when a letter from a candidate is warranted —- a judgment call on our part.
As usual, letters must include an address and daytime phone number for verification.
Please follow these election time policies to ensure that your submissions to the Record follows all rules and will be published.