The annual election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Letters will not run in the Nov. 2 Item. Deadline for the Oct. 26 Item is Wednesday, Oct. 24, before 10 a.m.

Letters must be no more than 300 words, be signed with the writer's name and town, be from a resident of one of the Item's seven towns (Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Sterling and West Boylston) or from a candidate for office representing one of those towns, and include a phone number for confirmation.

No unsigned letters will be run. Letters run space available, so early submission is recommended.