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AP-MD--Maryland Primary Testing,ADVISORY, MD

June 11, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The Maryland primary is June 26.

Poll close: 8 p.m. EDT.

First results expected: 8:09 p.m.

PRIMARY PROFILE:

On the ballot are statewide races for U.S. senator, governor, comptroller and attorney general. Also on the ballot are Democratic and Republican contested and uncontested primaries for all eight U.S. House seats, all 47 state Senate seats and all 141 state House of Delegates races in the all 47 of the state House districts, with three delegates from each district.

All incumbents in statewide races are on the ballot with only U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin facing primary opposition. In fact, the two U.S. Senate primaries are crowded, with a total of 19 candidates on their respective ballots. Running in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary is Chelsea Manning, former soldier who was imprisoned for disclosing to WikiLeaks 750,000 classified or sensitive military and government documents.

ANOMALIES:

Democrat Kevin Kamenetz, a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, died May 10. The former candidacy of Kevin Kamenetz and Valerie Ervin has been replaced by the candidacy of Valerie Ervin and Marisol Johnson. All votes cast for Kamenetz and Ervin will be counted as votes for Ervin and Marisol Johnson.

CONTACTS - PRIMARY REPORTS:

Direct any questions about primary 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 Maryland-Delaware news editor Amanda Kell, 410-837-8315; akell@ap.org or Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan, 804-643-6646; smcmillan@ap.org.

CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES:

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

TESTING INFORMATION:

Testing Dates and Times:

June 11, June 13, June 14 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

June 18, June 20, June 21 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

June 25 (Monday) 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. LAST 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 primary.

Race calls: AP will make race calls on primary 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, MD-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/MD/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, MD-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/MD/anpa.

End of tabulation: AP will advise when its primary night tabulation of results has concluded, generally before 6 p.m. the day after the primary.

TESTING BASICS:

Test results are created electronically to test the accuracy of the primary night reporting system and do not reflect an expectation of 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 primary day.

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

Report frequency in testing may not reflect the actual primary 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 primary night.

SEARCH CRITERIA FOR TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

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

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Maryland” OR “New York”) AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

PRIMARY DAY INFORMATION:

Premium Election Customers:

Premium Election Products (API, APEO-FTP, ANPA-FTP, DNE Elections) will have live zeros by 2 a.m. on primary day

AP Newsroom and Webfeeds Users:

On primary day from (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), there will be a “live” (nontest) 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.

“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.

PRIMARY NIGHT SLUGS BY SERVICE/PRIMARY NIGHT REPORT SCHEDULE

Here are the slugs for the reports AP will provide and approximate times they will move for each service on primary 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.

BC-MD-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-MD-Dem-Senate-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-Senate-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-Gov-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-Contested

BC-MD-GOP-House-Contested

BC-MD-Dem-StSen-Contested

BC-MD-GOP-StSen-Contested

BC-MD-Dem-StHou-Contested

BC-MD-GOP-StHou-Contested

BC-MD-Local-Glance-Sum

BC-MD-Dem-House-1-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-1-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-2-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-2-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-3-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-3-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-5-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-5-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-6-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-6-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-7-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-7-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-House-8-Cnty

BC-MD-GOP-House-8-Cnty

BC-MD-Dem-Senate-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-Senate-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-2-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-3-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-3-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-5-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-5-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-6-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-6-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-7-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-7-CntyLong

BC-MD-Dem-House-8-CntyLong

BC-MD-GOP-House-8-CntyLong

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for state Senate and state House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or primary night.

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

BC-MD-Local-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-MD-Dem-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-MD-GOP-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-MD-Dem-Gov-Cnty, odd-numbered hours at :50

BC-MD-Dem-House-Contested, hourly at :40

BC-MD-GOP-House-Contested, hourly at :40

BC-MD-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-MD-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-MD-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-MD-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-MD-Dem-House-1-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-1-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-3-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-3-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-5-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-5-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-6-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-6-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-7-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-7-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-Dem-House-8-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

BC-MD-GOP-House-8-Cnty, two times nightly at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for state Senate and state House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or primary night.

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

AP-MD-Local-Glance-Sum, once at 10:45 p.m.

AP-MD-Dem-House-Contested, hourly at :40

AP-MD-GOP-House-Contested, hourly at :40

AP-MD-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-MD-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-MD-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

AP-MD-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

AP-MD-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, hourly at :50

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