With less than 30 days before the Sept. 12 Maryland primary, we would like to remind readers about our election season letter policies. If you work with us, we can get your comments in prior to the election.
Here are some things to remember:
There is only so much space available. When that is filled up, we will have to cut off the letters.
To make sure we get in as many election-related letters as possible, we will give them priority between now and Sept. 12. Letters related to philosophical or religious matters will be delayed for a time.
Be brief. We have already had some letters from candidates' supporters in the 1,000-word range. Research shows shorter items reach a wider audience, so please try to hold them to 250 words or less.
The Herald-Mail has a policy prohibiting personal attacks in letters. If you feel a candidate is wrong about one issue or another, say that. You don't need to call someone "stupid" to make your point, because we won't print it anyway.