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AP-WY--Wyoming Primary Election Testing,Advisory, WY

August 17, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

03 Aug, 2018 16:09:36

The WYOMING primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Poll Close: 9 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 10:00 p.m. ET

UPDATES:

8/16/18- Races and candidates are now considered final.

ELECTION PROFILE:

Wyoming Primary Election: Top Races include-US Senate GOP, US House 1 Dem and GOP, Governor Dem and GOP, Auditor GOP and Treasurer GOP.

The election also includes State Senate and State House races.

ANOMALIES:

1 winner for every race. No known anomalies at this time. Precincts are considered “final”.

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 Joe Danborn, phone (303) 825-0123; email

JDanborn@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:

August 6, 8, 9 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain August 13, 15, 16 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain August 20, (Monday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

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. Races and candidates are now considered final.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals are considered final.

Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, WY-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/WY/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, WY-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/WY/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:“Wyoming” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Wyoming” 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. “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.

BC-WY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-WY-GOP-StSen-Contested

BC-WY-Dem-StHou-Contested

BC-WY-GOP-StHou-Contested

BC-WY-GOP-Senate-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Senate-Cnty

BC-WY-Dem-House-1-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-House-1-Cnty

BC-WY-Dem-Gov-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Gov-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Gov-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Aud-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Treas-Cnty

BC-WY-GOP-Senate-CntyLong

BC-WY-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-WY-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

BC-WY-Dem-Gov-CntyLong

BC-WY-GOP-Gov-CntyLong

BC-WY-GOP-Aud-CntyLong

BC-WY-GOP-Treas-CntyLong

BC-WY-Uncontested, once at poll close

BC-WY-Winners, once at election end

Elected bulletins as they occur

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

BC-WY-GOP-StSen-Contested, once every other hour at :40 (even hours) BC-WY-Dem-StHou-Contested, once every other hour at :45 (odd hours) BC-WY-GOP-StHou-Contested, once every other hour at :45 (odd hours) BC-WY-GOP-Senate-Cnty, 2 Takes, once every hour at :50

BC-WY-GOP-Senate-Cnty, 1st Add, once every hour at :50

BC-WY-Dem-House-1-Cnty, once at 1:05. BC-WY-GOP-House-1-Cnty, once at 1:05.

BC-WY-Dem-Gov-Cnty, once every other hour at :50 (odd hours)

BC-WY-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 2 Takes, once every other hour at :50 (odd hours) BC-WY-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 1st Add, once every other hour at :50 (odd hours) BC-WY-GOP-Aud-Cnty, once at 1:10.

BC-WY-GOP-Treas-Cnty, once at 1:10.

BC-WY-Uncontested, once at poll close

BC-WY-Winners, once at election end

Elected bulletins as they occur

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.

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

BC-WY-GOP-StSen-Contested, once every other hour at :40 (even hours) BC-WY-Dem-StHou-Contested, once every other hour at :45 (odd hours) BC-WY-GOP-StHou-Contested, once every other hour at :45 (odd hours) BC-WY-Uncontested, once at poll close

BC-WY-Winners, once at election end

Elected bulletins as they occur

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

AP-WY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, once hourly at :50

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