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AP-ID--Idaho Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, ID

May 14, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The IDAHO primary election is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. MT and PT (10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET)

First Results Expected: 8:04 p.m. PT, 9:04 p.m. MT (11:04 p.m. ET)

UPDATES:

May 10

-Races and candidates are final.

-Precincts have been updated statewide and in US House, State House and State Senate Districts.

ELECTION PROFILE:

The AP is tabulating the Democratic and Republican Idaho Primary Elections. Races include US House, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Controller, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state senate and state house races.

ANOMALIES:

The Democratic Primary is an open primary where voters affiliated with any party or unaffiliated may receive a Democratic ballot. The Republican Primary is a closed primary where voters must be registered as a Republican to have the option of receiving the Republican ballot. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a party at any time including on Election Day.

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 Rebecca Boone, phone (208) 343-1894 ext 4635;

email rboone@ap.org or 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:

April 30, May 2, 3 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 1 - 2 p.m. MT; Noon - 1 p.m. PT (3-4 p.m. ET)

May 7, 9, 10 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 1 - 2 p.m. MT; Noon - 1 p.m. PT (3-4 p.m. ET)

May 14 (Mon-last election test) 1 - 2 p.m. MT; Noon - 1 p.m. PT (3-4 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, ID-Uncontested, will move to premium

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

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Idaho” 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 10-11 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. - Noon MT (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 results in summary format for Governor Dem and GOP, US House 1 Dem and GOP, US House 2 Dem, Lt. Governor Dem and GOP, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dem and GOP.

“Statewid-Glance-Sum” includes summary results for Lt. Governor Dem and GOP, Secretary of State Dem, State Treasurer GOP, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dem and GOP.

“Cnty” provides results in tabular format by county for Governor Dem and GOP races.

“CntyLong” provides results in summary format by county for Governor Dem and GOP, US House 1 Dem and GOP,

US House 2 Dem, Lt. Governor Dem and GOP.

“Contested” provides results in summary format for contested US House 1, Dem and GOP, US House 2 Dem, State Senate Dem and GOP and State House Dem and GOP.

“Winners” lists winners of all contested and uncontested 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-ID-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-ID-StateWid-Glance-Sum

BC-ID-Dem-Gov-Cnty

BC-ID-Dem-Gov-CntyLong (2 takes) BC-ID-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-ID-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

BC-ID-Dem-House-Contested

BC-ID-Dem-LtGov-CntyLong (2 takes) BC-ID-Dem-StHou-Contested

BC-ID-Dem-StSen-Contested

BC-ID-GOP-Gov-Cnty (2 takes)

BC-ID-GOP-Gov-CntyLong (2 takes)

BC-ID-GOP-LtGov-CntyLong (2 takes) BC-ID-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

BC-ID-GOP-House-Contested BC-ID-GOP-StHou-Contested BC-ID-GOP-StSen-Contested

BC-ID-Uncontested

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

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

BC-ID-StateWid-Glance-Sum, hourly at :10

BC-ID-Dem-Gov-Cnty, odd hours :50

BC-ID-Dem-House-Contested, hourly :40

BC-ID-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd hours :45

BC-ID-Dem-StSen-Contested, even hours :40

BC-ID-GOP-Gov-Cnty (2 takes), odd hours :50

BC-ID-GOP-House-1-Contested, hourly :40

BC-ID-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd hours :45

BC-ID-GOP-StSen-Contested, even hours :40

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

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

AP-ID-StateWid-Glance-Sum, hourly :10

AP-ID-Dem-House-Contested, even hours :40

AP-ID-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd hours at :45

AP-ID-Dem-StSen-Contested, even hours at :40

AP-ID-GOP-House-1-Contested, even hours :40

AP-ID-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd hours :45

AP-ID-GOP-StSen-Contested, even hours :40

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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