From the Editor: 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 election. Therefore, the deadline for all election-related submissions will be the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 3 — one month before election day. Materials received after the deadline will not be considered for publication. The final election-related letters and guest columns will appear no later than Oct. 15.