The Daily News has a long-standing policy against publishing letters and guest columns backing candidates on Election Day.

We always encourage letter-writing and welcome letters about candidates and issues, and we’ll continue accepting letters. However, the deadline for submitting such letters is noon on Thursday.

The last day candidate-endorsement letters will appear in the paper for Election Day 2020 will be Oct. 31.

We’ll print as many letters as we can find room for during these last days before Election Day. We won’t be publishing any letters backing a candidate on Election Day itself.

With limited space, we’ll accept only letters of up to 200 words with candidate endorsements — no columns.

Submissions that raise allegations or make other claims of wrongdoing won’t be considered for publication.

Submit letters of 200 words or fewer to letters@galvnews.com. Submissions must list a place of residence — not necessarily an address but a city or recognized unincorporated part of the county — and include a telephone number so we can verify authorship; we don’t publish the phone numbers.

And one more thing: If you haven’t already, be sure to vote. Early voting ends on Friday, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3

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Charlotte O'rourke

Regardless of who wins or loses, I hope the winners set the tone for civil public discourse. This current Galveston city council set the standard of when disagreements occur, it’s great to do it politely, vote, then move on.

Unfortunately, in the past, we have had long, contentious and cutthroat politics as written in the Texas monthly article “Cutthroat Island” and no it wasn’t about pirates, but Galveston politics.

Winners bring your constituents and fellow council members together to continue the Island’s progress toward a cleaner, safer Island,

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