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Opinion

April 22, 2014

Take a stand this election

Howard County Clerk Kim Wilson’s office always is busy this time of year — but more so before an election. Absentee voting for the May 6 primary election began April 8.

We, too, expect more activity. We soon will receive an avalanche of candidate endorsement letters.

We welcome them, as do your neighbors. Many use these brief opinion pieces to help them distinguish one candidate from another. Look for a complete voter’s guide for Howard, Miami and Tipton counties, with candidate biographies and sample ballots, in the Kokomo Tribune’s Sunday, May 4 edition.

To ensure your letter is published in quick order, here are a few guidelines we ask you to follow:

• Hold your endorsement letter to 250 words or fewer.

• Sign your letter with your full name, address and daytime phone number so that authorship can be verified. (We’ll only publish your name and city.)

• All endorsement letters must be received by Wednesday, April 30. (That should give us enough time to make room for your letter before the May 6 election.)

• Only one endorsement letter will be accepted per author.

As with all letters, we must reserve the right to edit them for grammar, brevity, good taste and libel. And, as always, you may address your letter to Opinions, Kokomo Tribune, 300 N. Union St., P.O. Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46904, or fax it to 765-854-6733.

Email is the fastest way to submit your letter. Send it to either jeff.kovaleski@kokomotribune.com or ktnews@kokomotribune.com.

Endorsement letters will be published until Monday, May 5.

Participate in the public discourse. Send us a letter for publication.

And don’t forget to vote May 6.

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