Longtime readers know The Daily News doesn’t publish letters to the editor about the elections on Election Day.
Every year, we get a few letters at the last minute, making horrible accusations against some candidates. It’s too late to try to verify the truth of those accusations.
Throwing them out there at that late date would be a disservice, not only to the candidates, but to the voters who have done their best to make an informed choice.
We wanted to inform new readers of that policy.
And we also wanted to remind all those who write letters — and we do enjoy getting them — of a few ground rules:
We do sometimes invite candidates to write guest columns on issues of broad public interest.
For example, in the GOP primary, we’ve published pro and con commentary on whether the governor should have filled a vacant seat on the bench near the election.
But we do not have room to run dozens of guest columns on each candidate’s vision for office.
Instead, we run the candidates’ questionnaires online at galvnews.com.
Many of the questions are asked by readers. For general information on the candidates, we think you’ll find those informative.
We do accept letters of up to 200 words endorsing candidates.
We do not have space to allow readers to run loner guest columns endorsing candidates.
Finally, the deadline for submitting letters is noon Friday. But we hope you’ll write soon.
Each year, some people wait until the last minute to write.
And, if we get 100 letters on the last day and have room for only five, many will be left out.
We love getting and publishing letters. But please be brief, and please write early.