From the Editor: Today is the deadline for election-related letters to the editor and guest commentary submissions to be considered for publication prior to the opening of the polls. We believe in publishing the most diverse array of local letters and commentary as possible, and that includes letters and columns related to the upcoming election. We welcome your election-related submissions, but we also need to receive them with enough lead time to allow publication before the polls open. Therefore, the deadline for all election-related submissions is the end of the day on Monday, Feb. 17. Materials received after the deadline will not be considered for publication. The final election-related letters will appear no later than Feb. 21.