AP-PA--Pennsylvania Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, PA
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The PENNSYLVANIA primary election is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Poll Close: 8 p.m. ET
First Results Expected: 8:20 p.m. ET
(5/14/18) Notes that AP and Pennsylvania Secretary of State precinct numbers may differ in some counties.
(5/14/18) Confirms that all candidates and precincts are final.
(5/1/18) Updates Anomalies section with confirmation of how the state will report U.S. House District 5 results out of
(5/1/18) Updates Definitions of Key Words in Slugs to replace BC-PA Special General with BC-PA-StHou-Contested.
(5/1/18) Corrects number of candidates in House District 5 in the Election Profile section.
(5/1/18) Replaces slug Special-Glance-Sum with StHou-Contested throughout the the Definition of Key Words in Slugs section.
(5/1/18) Corrects number of candidates in House District 5 in the Election Profile section.
(4/26/18) Updates Definitions of Key Words in Slugs to remove U.S. House races from TopRaces-Glance Sum.
A new congressional map will dominate the Pennsylvania primary as redrawn districts are forcing incumbents to run in new districts or, in some cases, prompting them to decide not to run at all. The new map, which is said to more evenly distribute Democratic and GOP voters in each district, has drawn many new Democratic challengers, including 10 in the District 5 primary and six in District 7. On the GOP side, there are eight candidates running for the new District 13 nomination. Two prospective challengers for unopposed incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf will square off in GOP primaries for those nominations.
The precinct numbers reported by the AP and the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office may differ in some instances. AP will report Allegheny County as having 1322 total precincts while the Pennsylvania Secretary of State election results web site will report 1325 total.
A small part of Chester County is in the new U.S. House District 5. However, there are no Chester County registered voters in that district. Because of this, Chester County will not list U.S. House District 5 on its ballot. The AP is waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State¿s office on its decision whether to list Chester County in its District 5 breakdown.
Two incumbent U.S. Congressmen, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Keith Rothfus, are unopposed in their party’s respective primaries in the new 17th Congressional District.
Special General elections are being held in State House districts 48, 68 and 178. The winners of those elections will finish out the 2017-2018 terms for those offices.
On March 21, Nick Miccarelli, State Representative in District 162, announced he would not run for re-election, leaving the Republican Party no time to replace him on the ballot. There will be no name on the official GOP primary ballot for that district. AP will not report results from the GOP primary race in that district.
Democrat Greg Vitali is running for U.S. House District 5 and for his State Representative Assembly District 166 seat. Democrat Madeleine Dean is running for U.S. House District 4 and for her State Representative Assembly District 153 seat.
Democrat Margo Davidson is running for U.S. House District 5 and for her State Representative Assembly District 164 seat.
CONTACTS - ELECTION REPORTS:
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CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES:
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Testing Dates and Times:
April 30, May 2, 3 (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) 3-4 p.m. ET
May 7, 9, 10 (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) 3-4 p.m. ET
May 14 (Monday) 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 final.
Statewide and race-specific precinct totals are final.
Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, PA-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/PA/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, PA-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/PA/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.
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:
Single State Search: geography:“Pennsylvania” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”
Multi-State Search: geography:(“Pennsylvania” 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 Democratic primaries for Lieutenant Governor; and GOP primaries for U.S. Senate, Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
“Cnty” provides results in tabular format by county for Democratic primaries for U.S. House districts 1,4,5,7,9,10,12, 14, 15 and 16 and 18; and GOP primaries for U.S. Senate, Governor and and U.S. House districts 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
“CntyLong” provides results in summary format by county for Democratic primaries for U.S. House districts 1,4,5,7,9,10,12, 14, 15 and 16 and 18; and GOP primaries for U.S. Senate, Governor and and U.S. House districts 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
“Contested” provides results in summary format for contested legislative races for U.S. House, State Senate and State House and the special general election for three State House district seats.
“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.
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. BC-PA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50.
BC-PA-Dem-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
BC-PA-GOP-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
BC-PA-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
BC-PA-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
BC-PA-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45
BC-PA-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45
BC-PA-Special-Glance-Sum, odd-numbered hours at :45
BC-PA-GOP-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50.
BC-PA-GOP-Gov-Cnty, odd-numbered hours at :50.
BC-PA-Dem-House-1-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-2-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-3-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-4-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-5-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-7-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-9-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-10-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-12-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-14-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-15-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-16-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-Dem-House-18-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-1-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-7-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-8-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-9-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-11-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-12-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-13-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.
BC-PA-GOP-House-14-Cnty, 11:55 p.m. and 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. AP-PA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50.
AP-PA-Dem-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
AP-PA-GOP-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
AP-PA-GOP-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50.
AP-PA-GOP-Gov-Cnty, odd-numbered hours at :50.
AP-PA-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
AP-PA-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40
AP-PA-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45
AP-PA-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45
AP-PA-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45
Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:
AP-PA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, hourly at :50.
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