Notice on letters pertaining to the election
Stars and Stripes October 19, 2004
With the U.S. presidential election two weeks away, Stars and Stripes will refrain from publishing letters to the editor that pertain to the election and specific candidates in editions that carry publication dates of Oct. 20 through Nov. 4.
This prevents a situation in which a letter that introduces new information about a candidate yet contains a factual error appears before Election Day, Nov. 2, without the error being corrected before votes are cast in the States. Even though many Stripes readers are overseas and vote by absentee ballot, many others read Stripes online and will vote in the States on Nov. 2.