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AP-MO--Missouri Primary Election Testing,Advisory, MO, MO

August 1, 2018

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NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The Missouri primary elections are Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. CDT)

First Results Expected: 8:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. CDT)

ELECTION PROFILE

The AP is tabulating 96 Missouri primary elections, including Democratic/Republican/Green U.S. Senate; GOP state auditor; Proposition A-Right to Work; Dem U.S. House 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7; GOP U.S. House 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7; Libertarian U.S. House 4 and 5; nine Dem/GOP state Senate; 69 Dem/GOP state House.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill faces six opponents in the Democratic primary, although her biggest challenge is expected to be in the general election, where her seat is rated a toss-up. In the GOP primary, Attorney General Josh Hawley is among a field of 11 candidates.

Also on the ballot is Proposition A, where a “yes” vote supports making Missouri a right-to-work state, and a “no” vote prevents from going into place a right-to-work policy adopted by the Missouri General Assembly. Right-to-work prohibits unions from requiring a person to pay union fees as a condition of employment. The issue is being watched nationally as state after state adopts right-to-work laws.

In the GOP auditor’s primary, four candidates are vying to challenge Democratic incumbent Nicole Gallaway in November.

Incumbent U.S. House members facing primary challengers - in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 - are expected to advance to the general election.

CONTACTS - ELECTION REPORTS

Direct any questions about election reports, testing, or delivery to the AP Elections services to AP Customer Support at (877) 836-9477 or email: apcustomersupport@ap.org.

Documentation for the AP Elections services is available at http://aphelp.ap.org.

Direct questions about news coverage to news editor Julie Wright at (800) 852-4844; jwright@ap.org.

Direct questions about photo coverage to regional photo editor Kii Sato at (312) 920-3631; ksato@ap.org.

CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES

Members and customers interested in premium election services should contact sales planning manager Tara Mahoney at (212) 621-1759; tmahoney@ap.org.

TESTING INFORMATION

Testing Dates and Times:

July 23, 25, 26 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) - 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT)

July 30, 30 and Aug. 1, 2 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) - 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT)

Aug. 6 (Monday) - 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT)

LAST ELECTION TEST - NO WINNERS WILL BE CALLED.

This advisory will be updated throughout the testing period.

Reports with zero votes will be transmitted after testing on the eve of the election, Monday, Aug. 6.

Race calls: The AP will make race calls on election night, unless a race is too close to call. Race calls will be made during testing, except on the day of the final test, Monday, Aug. 6.

Races and candidates are final with the start of testing, beginning Monday, July 23.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals in initial tests are considered preliminary. AP will advise when they are final.

Uncontested races: There are 764 uncontested primaries. Uncontested races will NOT be tabulated. The uncontested list will be sent during each test, except the last day of testing. A list of races, MO-Uncontested, will move after the last polls close election night to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/MO/anpa and to state news and broadcast services.

Winners: AP will move a list of unofficial winners at the end of tabulation and during each test, except on the final day of testing. A list of winners, MO-Winners, will move for premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/MO/anpa and to state news and broadcast services.

End of tabulation: AP will advise when its election night tabulation of results has concluded, generally before 6 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. CDT) the day after the election.

TESTING BASICS

Test results are created electronically to test the accuracy of the election night reporting system and do not reflect an expectation of election results. They should not be broadcast, published, replicated or posted on websites.

It is vital to read daily advisories during the testing period. Advisories move to news service advisory queues. Advisories note updates to candidates, races and precinct, along with the date when the updates will appear. Changes may be made up to Election Day.

AP advises capture of each test during the testing period, particularly during the final test on the day before the election to ensure readiness to take results on Election Day.

Report frequency during testing may not reflect the actual election night schedule (see below). For example, county reports that may be scheduled only once for the night for a service will move at least once for each test.

SEARCH CRITERIA FOR ELECTION TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

Single State Search: geography:“Missouri” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION

Premium Election Customers:

Premium Election Products (API, APEO-FTP, ANPA-FTP, DNE Elections) will have live zeros by 2 a.m. EDT (1 a.m. CDT) Election Day.

AP Newsroom & Webfeeds Users:

From 1-2 p.m. EDT (noon-1 p.m CDT) on Election Day, there will be a live transmission of reports with zero votes to AP Newsroom and Webfeeds.

Please capture these live reports with zero votes to clear your systems of any test data.

DEFINITIONS OF KEY WORDS IN SLUGS

“TopRaces-Glance-Sum” contains racewide results in summary format for one or more contests AP considers editorially significant.

“Contested” contains summary results for contested races in each legislative body by party.

“Cnty” provides results in tabular format by county for a race.

“CntyLong” provides results in summary format by county for a race.

“Winners” lists winners of all contested races.

ELECTION NIGHT STATE SLUGS BY SERVICE / ELECTION NIGHT REPORT SCHEDULE

Here are the slugs for the reports AP will provide and approximate times they will move for each service on election night:

Premium Elections Results via Digital Feeds (API, APEO-FTP, ANPA-FTP, DNE Elections): Results are updated every three minutes for API/DNE and four to five minutes for APEO-FTP and ANPA-FTP.

MO-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

MO-Dem-House-Contested

MO-GOP-House-Contested

MO-Lib-House-Contested

MO-Dem-StSen-Contested

MO-GOP-StSen-Contested

MO-Dem-StHou-Contested

MO-GOP-StHou-Contested

MO-Dem-Sen-Cnty

MO-GOP-Sen-Cnty

MO-Grn-Sen-Cnty

MO-GOP-Aud-Cnty

MO-Prop-A-RighttoWork-Cnty

MO-Dem-House-1-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-1-Cnty

MO-Dem-House-2-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-2-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-3-Cnty

MO-Dem-House-4-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-4-Cnty

MO-Lib-House-4-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-5-Cnty

MO-Lib-House-5-Cnty

MO-Dem-House-6-Cnty

MO-Dem-House-7-Cnty

MO-GOP-House-7-Cnty

MO-Dem-Sen-CntyLong

MO-GOP-Sen-CntyLong

MO-Grn-Sen-CntyLong

MO-GOP-Aud-CntyLong

MO-Prop-A-RighttoWork-CntyLong

MO-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

MO-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-2-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-3-CntyLong

MO-Dem-House-4-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-4-CntyLong

MO-Lib-House-4-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-5-CntyLong

MO-Lib-House-5-CntyLong

MO-Dem-House-6-CntyLong

MO-Dem-House-7-CntyLong

MO-GOP-House-7-CntyLong

MO-Uncontested

MO-Winners

Member Choice Basic / Member Choice Plus / Member Choice Complete, includes Webfeeds, AP Newsroom and AP Exchange:

MO-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice hourly at :20 and :50

MO-Dem-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

MO-GOP-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

MO-Lib-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

MO-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45, starting at 1945

MO-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45, starting at 1945

MO-Dem-Sen-Cnty, once hourly at :50

MO-GOP-Sen-Cnty, once hourly at :50

MO-Grn-Sen-Cnty, twice at 2250 and 0050

MO-GOP-Aud-Cnty, twice at 2245 and 0045

MO-Prop-A-RighttoWork-Cnty, once hourly at :45

MO-Dem-House-1-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-1-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-Dem-House-2-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-2-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-3-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-Dem-House-4-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-4-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-5-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-Dem-House-6-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-Dem-House-7-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-GOP-House-7-Cnty, twice at 2230 and 0030

MO-Uncontested

MO-Winners

OpenWire / NewsPower / Newspower Max, includes Webfeeds, AP Newsroom and AP Exchange:

MO-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice hourly at :20 and :50

MO-Dem-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-GOP-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-Lib-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40, starting at 2040

MO-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45, starting at 1945

MO-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45, starting at 1945

MO-Uncontested

MO-Winners

Headlines, includes Webfeeds, AP Newsroom and AP Exchange:

MO-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, once hourly at :50

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