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AP-WA--Washington Primary Election Testing,Advisory, WA

August 7, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The WASHINGTON primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Poll Close: 11 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 11:08 p.m. ET

UPDATES:

7/30/2018: Updates to say that races, candidates and precinct numbers are all final.

ELECTION PROFILE:

A rare open U.S. House seat in a district east of Seattle has attracted several strong Democratic candidates in the Aug. 7

Washington primary. Incumbent Dave Reichert is retiring in the 8th District and Democrats hope to capture the seat for the first time since it was created after the 1980 census. The Democratic winner will likely face Republican Dino Rossi, a longtime former state lawmaker. Sen. Maria Cantwell will be seeking her fourth term.

ANOMALIES:

Washington uses an open, “top-two” primary in which the top two vote recipients, regardless of party, advance to the general election. Where there are fewer than three candidates for an office, the candidates automatically advance to the general election. Such races are considered uncontested and AP does not tabulate such primaries. Primaries are not held in non-partisan judicial races where there are fewer than three candidates. In those cases, all candidates advance to the November general election.

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 Chris Grygiel, phone (206) 682-1812; email cgrygiel@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 23, 25, 26 (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) 3-4 p.m. EDT (noon-1 p.m. PDT) July 30, 31, Aug. 1 (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) 3-4 p.m. EDT (noon-1 p.m. PDT) Aug. 6 (Monday) 3-4 p.m. EDT (noon-1 p.m. PDT)

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 final.

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

service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/WA/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, WA-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/WA/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:“Washington” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Washington” OR “New York”) 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 (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.

“Trend” tables show the balance of power between political parties in a state legislative bodies and Congressional delegation.

“Batch” is a summary of results for a group of races sharing a common office type.

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.

BC-WA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-WA-House-Contested BC-WA-StSen-Contested BC-WA-StHou-Contested BC-WA-Court-Glance-Sum BC-WA-Sen-Cnty

BC-WA-House-1-Cnty BC-WA-House-2-Cnty BC-WA-House-3-Cnty BC-WA-House-5-Cnty BC-WA-House-6-Cnty BC-WA-House-8-Cnty BC-WA-House-9-Cnty BC-WA-House-10-Cnty BC-WA-Sen-CntyLong

BC-WA-House-1-CntyLong

BC-WA-House-2-CntyLong BC-WA-House-3-CntyLong BC-WA-House-5-CntyLong BC-WA-House-6-CntyLong BC-WA-House-8-CntyLong BC-WA-House-9-CntyLong BC-WA-House-10-CntyLong

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-WA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50

BC-WA-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-WA-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-WA-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-WA-Court-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-WA-Sen-Cnty, hourly at :50. BC-WA-House-1-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-2-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-3-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-5-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-6-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-8-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-9-Cnty, 12:55 a.m. BC-WA-House-10-Cnty, 12:55 a.m.

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-WA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50

AP-WA-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-WA-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-WA-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

AP-WA-Court-Glance-Sum, once at 10:45 p.m.

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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