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Patch Encourages Letters to the Editor During Campaign Season

Deadline for election letters is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

With the election looming just over three weeks from now, it is time for candidate supporters to write letters espousing the qualifications of their favored nominee.

Patch will accept letters to the editor on behalf of political candidates through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Letters must be signed by the person writing them - no fake names allowed - and should state why a person is qualified for the office they seek, not why their opponent is no good.

Limit is one letter per person between now and Oct. 31.

Letters must be posted by the writer directly onto our site. To do so, follow these simple instructions:

  • First, you need to register. On the home page, in the top right corner, click Sign Up. Fill in your name (this is the name that will appear on all your postings, so you want it to look nice: John Smith is better than johnsmith, for example), email address, and password. Or, you can sign up using your Facebook account.
  • Once you are registered, you will get an email within about 24 hours confirming your account. Every once in a while this goes to spam, so it’s good to check there if you don’t see it. Click the link to confirm your account. If you don’t, you won’t be able to post 48 hours after you signed up. Now you can get started!
  • Scroll to the bottom of the home page and on the right side in green it says Contribute. Click “announce something to everyone.” The title is the headline. Choose the most appropriate category (Government for political letters), and then continue to fill in the boxes that follow. Fields with an * are required. You can upload photos, videos or PDFs, type in the location in order to get a locator map, and at the bottom, and click “post my announcement.” If your location is out of town, type in the whole address (84 High St., New Haven, CT for example) and then the locator map will work.

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