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AP-HI--Hawaii Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, HI

August 9, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The HAWAII primary election is Saturday, Aug. 11.

Poll Close: 6 p.m. HT; 12 a.m. ET

First Results Expected: 6:39 p.m. HT; 12:39 a.m. ET

UPDATES: Aug. 9

Races and candidates are final.

Anomalies:

State House 9, 11, 40, 43, 49 and 51 nonpartisan uncontested races will not be tabulated by the AP.

State Senate and State House candidates who are unopposed in the general election will not appear on that election ballot.

Such candidates are elected at the primary election.

UPDATES: Aug. 6

Precincts:

Precincts have been updated and are final.

Statewide from 247 to 249

State Senate 19 from 6 to 7

State House 41 from 4 to 5

State House 42 from 3 to 4

US House 1 total 115

US House 2 total 134

Honolulu County from 153 to 155

Candidates:

State House 43 GOP uncontested race - Timoteo Sailau is no longer a candidate.

Hawaii Council 5 - Jen Ruggles withdrew after ballots were printed; votes will not count and will not be tabulated by AP.

Hawaii Council 7 - Corrected candidate name to Rebecca Villegas.

Anomalies:

State Senate 19 is a Special Primary to fill the seat that became vacant when Will Espero resigned. The unexpired term ends Nov. 3, 2020. Nominated candidates in the Primary will move on to the General Election Nov. 6.

In Hawaii County, Honolulu County and Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the races for council, mayor and trustees are Special General elections where candidates can win at the Primary if they receive 50 percent plus one of the votes.

Maui and Kauai counties have Other Primaries for council and mayor where, in most cases, the top two vote getters advance to the General.

Reports:

Kauai Mayor race has been added to Kauai-Glance-Sum report.

ELECTION PROFILE:

The AP is tabulating contested U.S. Senate, U.S. House 1,2, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate and House, trustees for Office of Hawaiian Affairs and county races including mayor and council.

ANOMALIES:

In Hawaii County, Honolulu County and Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the races for council, mayor and trustees are Special General elections where candidates can win at the Primary if they receive 50 percent plus one of the votes.

Maui and Kauai counties have Other Primaries for council and mayor where, in most cases, the top two vote getters advance to the General.

State Senate 19 is a Special Primary to fill the seat that became vacant when Will Espero resigned. The unexpired term ends Nov. 3, 2020. Nominated candidates will move on to the General Election Nov. 6.

To advance to the General Election, Nonpartisan candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor and U.S. House 1 must receive at least 10 percent of the total votes cast for that office or receive votes equal to the lowest vote received by the partisan candidate who was nominated in the primary election.

Nonpartisan candidates in nonpartisan county races do not have the same rules.

In the Kauai County Council race, voters will vote for seven candidates, the top 14 candidates will move on to the General Election.

In the OHA Trustee at-large race, voters will vote for three candidates. If one candidate wins 50 percent plus one of the votes, that candidate wins at the primary and the next top four candidates will move on to the general; if no one receives 50 percent plus one of the votes, the top six candidates move on to the General Election. In the General Election, three candidates will win.

CONTACTS - ELECTION REPORTS:

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

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

Direct questions about news and photo coverage to News Editor Caleb Jones, phone (808) 206-9155 ext 4081; email cjones@ap.org.

CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES:

Members and customers interested in premium election services should contact Sales planning Manager Tara Mahoney, phone (212) 621-1759, email tmahoney@ap.org.

TESTING INFORMATION:

Testing Dates and Times:

July 26 (Thu) 10:30-11:30 a.m. HT; 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET

July 30, 31, Aug. 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed) 10:30-11:30 a.m. HT; 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET

Aug. 6, 8, 9 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 10:30-11:30 a.m. HT; 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET

LAST ELECTION TEST - NO WINNERS WILL BE CALLED.

This advisory will be updated throughout the testing period. Zeros will be transmitted after testing on the eve of the election.

Race calls: 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.

Races and candidates are considered preliminary. AP will advise when they are final.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals in early tests are considered preliminary. AP will advise when they are final. Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, HI-Uncontested, will move to premium

service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/HI/anpa/ and to state news and broadcast services after the last polls close.

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, HI-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/HI/anpa/.

End of tabulation: AP will advise when its election night tabulation of results has concluded, generally before 6 p.m. 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 weekly advisories during testing. Advisories move to news service advisory queues. Advisories note updates to candidates, races and precincts, along with the date when updates will appear. Changes may be made up to Election Day.

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

Report frequency in testing may not reflect the actual election night schedule. As example, county tables for contested

U.S. House races move to Member Choice subscribers in each test but will move just twice on election night.

SEARCH CRITERIA FOR ELECTION TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

Single State Search: geography:“Hawaii” 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. ET, Election

Day.

AP Newsroom and Webfeeds Users:

On Election Day from 7-8 a.m. HT (1-2 p.m. ET), there will be a “live” (non-test) transmission of reports with zeros sent to AP Newsroom and Webfeeds.

Please pull in these live zero reports to clear your systems of test data.

DEFINITIONS OF KEY WORDS IN STATE SLUGS:

“TopRaces-Glance-Sum” contains race-wide results in summary format for contests AP considers editorially significant. “Glance” reports include summary results for one or more races with similar characteristics, such as ballot measures

(Props-Glance-Sum) or statewide races (Statewid-Glance-Sum). “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 and uncontested races.

“Contested” provides results in summary format for contested legislative races.

ELECTION NIGHT 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, ANPA-FTP, APEO-FTP, DNE Elections): Results are updated every three minutes for API/DNE and four to five minutes for APEO-FTP and ANPA-FTP.

HI-TopRaces-Glance-Sum HI-Dem-House-Contested HI-GOP-House-Contested HI-NP-House-Contested

HI-Dem-StSen-Contested HI-GOP-StSen-Contested HI-Dem-StHou-Contested HI-GOP-StHou-Contested HI-GOP-Senate-Cnty

Hi-NP-Senate-Cnty HI-Dem-Gov-Cnty HI-GOP-Gov-Cnty

HI-NP-Gov-Cnty

HI-Dem-LtGov-Cnty HI-GOP-LtGov-Cnty HI-NP-LtGov-Cnty

HI-GOP-Senate-CntyLong

HI-NP-Senate-CntyLong

HI-Dem-Gov-CntyLong Hi-GOP-Gov-CntyLong

HI-NP-Gov-CntyLong

HI-Dem-LtGov-CntyLong

HI-GOP-LtGov-CntyLong

HI-NP-LtGov-CntyLong

HI-Dem-House-2-Cnty

HI-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

HI-OHA-Glance-Sum

HI-Hawaii-Glance-Sum

HI-Honolulu-Glance-Sum

HI-Kauai-Glance-Sum

HI-Maui-Glance-Sum

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or on Election

Night.

BC-HI-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice an hour :20 :50

BC-HI-Dem-House-Contested, once an hour :40

BC-HI-GOP-House-Contested, once an hour :40

BC-HI-NP-House-Contested, once an hour :40

BC-HI-Dem-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours :40

BC-HI-GOP-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours :40

BC-HI-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours :45

BC-HI-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours :45

BC-HI-GOP-Senate-Cnty, once an hour :50

BC-HI-NP-Senate-Cnty, once an hour :50

BC-HI-Dem-Gov-Cnty, odd numbered hours :50

BC-HI-GOP-Gov-Cnty, odd numbered hours :50

BC-HI-NP-Gov-Cnty, odd numbered hours :50

BC-HI-Dem-House2-Cnty, two times, 10:30, 12:30

BC-HI-Dem-LtGov-Cnty, two times, 10:30, 12:30

BC-HI-GOP-LtGov-Cnty, two times, 10:30, 12:30

BC-HI-NP-LtGov-Cnty, two times, 10:30, 12:30

BC-HI-OHA-Glance Sum, once an hour :45

BC-HI-Honolulu-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

BC-HI-Hawaii-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

BC-HI-Maui-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

BC-HI-Kauai-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or on Election

Night.

AP-HI-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice an hour :20 :50

AP-HI-Dem-House-Contested, even numbered hours :40

AP-HI-GOP-House-Contested, even numbered hours :40

AP-HI-NP-House-Contested, even numbered hours :40

AP-HI-Dem-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours :40

AP-HI-GOP-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours :40

AP-HI-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours 45

AP-HI-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours :45

AP-HI-OHA-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

AP-HI-Honolulu-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

AP-HI-Hawaii-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

AP-HI-Maui-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

AP-HI-Kauai-Glance-Sum, once an hour :45

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

Top Races Glance Sum, hourly at :50

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