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AP-NY--New York General Election Testing,ADVISORY, NY

October 11, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The NEW YORK general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Poll close: 9 p.m. EST

First results expected: 9:03 p.m. EST

UPDATE

10/11: Four-hour tests have phased in start times based on poll closing. The scheduled start time of results for New York in the four-hour test is 1:35 p.m. Eastern.

10/11: Reports for U.S. Senate now have the “class” designation included in the report. The U.S. Senate class designation reflects the year the seat is up for re-election. 2018 is Class I, 2020 will be Class 2, and 2022 will be Class 3.

10./8: Added unfused reports (vote by party) in the following races: Governor, U.S. Senate, Attorney General and Comptroller.

10/8: Added Comptroller county table.

ELECTION PROFILE:

New York voters on

.Federal races: U.S. Senate and U.S. House

.Statewide Races: Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General

.State Legislature: State Senate and Assembly

.Regional: Supreme Court

.Local: 3 NYC Ballot Issues

ANOMALIES:

The number of Supreme Court offices to be elected varies by court district.

NATIONAL ELECTION REPORTS:

Where to find NATIONAL ELECTION REPORTS (Governors/U.S. Senate/U.S. House - All 50 States (and DC)):

Premium NATIONAL election customers - On the AP Elections FTP Server, electionsonline.ap.org:

- /Trend - Governor/U.S. Senate/U.S. House balance of power/trend reports

- /US_topofticket - Summary/state-level vote reports/feeds for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states

- /US_topofticket_county - Summary/state-level and county-level vote reports/feeds for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states

Premium STATE election customers - On the AP Elections FTP server, electionsonline.ap.org:

- /Trend - Governor/U.S. Senate/U.S. House balance of power/trend reports

Premium state election customers AND non-premium AP customers - In AP Newsroom/AP Webfeeds:

For state-level (no county) vote reports for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House:

- US-Gov-All, US-Senate-All, US-House-All - vote results for Gov/US Senate/US House for all 50 states

- US-Gov-Sum, US-Senate-Sum, US-House-Sum - balance of power/national trend for Gov/US Senate/ US House (non-premium AP customers only)

Please refer to the following national election testing advisories on your respective news wire/on AP Newsroom for scheduled Election testing and Election Day times.

-“BC-US-General Election Tests-Member Choice, Advisory” - for newspaper subscribers (Member Choice Complete customers)

-“AP-US-General Election Tests-National Reports, Advisory” - for broadcast subscribers (Newspower customers)

For assistance in setting up an AP Webfeed for the national election reports, please contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

CONTACTS - ELECTION REPORTS:

Direct any questions about election reports, testing, or delivery to AP Elections services to AP Customer Support at 877-836-9477 or 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 James Martinez, phone 212-621-1607; email jmartinez@ap.org or David Caruso, phone 212-621-7828; email dcaruso@ap.org.

CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES:

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

TESTING INFORMATION:

Testing begins on Oct. 8. AP will be testing on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays form 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-4 p.m. EST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

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.

Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, NY-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NY/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, NY-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NY/anpa/.

End of tabulation: AP will advise when its election night tabulation of results has concluded, generally before 6 p.m. local time 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, (remove comma) but will move just twice on election night.

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION:

Premium Election Customers:

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

AP Newsroom and Webfeeds Users:

On Election Day from (1-2 p.m. EST), there will be a “live” (non-test remove hyphen) 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.

“NYC-by-AD” provides results in summary format for selected races.

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

“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:

NY-AtyGen-Cnty-2-Takes

NY-AtyGen-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-AtyGenU-sum

NY-Compt-Cnty-2-Takes

NY-Compt-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-ComptU-sum

NY-Gov-Cnty-2-Takes

NY-Gov-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-Gov-Reg-NYCbyAD-Sum-2-Takes

NY-GovU-sum

NY-House-1-CntyLong

NY-House-10-Cnty

NY-House-10-CntyLong

NY-House-11-Cnty

NY-House-11-CntyLong

NY-House-12-Cnty

NY-House-12-CntyLong

NY-House-13-Cnty

NY-House-13-CntyLong

NY-House-14-Cnty

NY-House-14-CntyLong

NY-House-15-CntyLong

NY-House-17-Cnty

NY-House-17-CntyLong

NY-House-18-Cnty

NY-House-18-CntyLong

NY-House-19-Cnty

NY-House-19-CntyLong

NY-House-2-Cnty

NY-House-2-CntyLong

NY-House-20-Cnty

NY-House-20-CntyLong

NY-House-21-Cnty

NY-House-21-CntyLong

NY-House-22-Cnty

NY-House-22-CntyLong

NY-House-23-Cnty

NY-House-23-CntyLong

NY-House-24-Cnty

NY-House-24-CntyLong

NY-House-25-CntyLong

NY-House-25-Sum

NY-House-26-Cnty

NY-House-26-CntyLong

NY-House-27-Cnty

NY-House-27-CntyLong

NY-House-3-Cnty

NY-House-3-CntyLong

NY-House-4-CntyLong

NY-House-6-Cnty

NY-House-6-CntyLong

NY-House-7-Cnty

NY-House-7-CntyLong

NY-House-8-Cnty

NY-House-8-CntyLong

NY-House-9-CntyLong

NY-House-Contested

NY-House-Trend

NY-NYCQues-Glance-Sum

NY-Ques-1-CmpgnFinance-Cnty

NY-Ques-1-CmpgnFinance-CntyLong

NY-Ques-1-CmpgnFinance-Reg-NYCbyAD-Sum

NY-Ques-2-EngagementComm-Cnty

NY-Ques-2-EngagementComm-CntyLong

NY-Ques-2-EngagementComm-Reg-NYCbyAD-Sum

NY-Ques-3-ComunityBoards-Cnty

NY-Ques-3-ComunityBoards-CntyLong

NY-Ques-3-ComunityBoards-Reg-NYCbyAD-Sum

NY-Senate-Cnty

NY-Senate-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-Senate-Reg-NYCbyAD-Sum

NY-SenateU-sum

NY-StHou-Contested-4-Takes

NY-StHou-Trend

NY-StSen-Contested-2-Takes

NY-StSen-Trend

NY-StWide-Glance-Sum

NY-SuprCt-All

NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

NY-Uncontested

NY-Winners

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and other editorially significant races will run during testing and on Election Night.

BC-NY-Gov-Cnty-2-Takes odd numbered hours at :50

BC-NY-House-10-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-11- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-12- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-13- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-14- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-17- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-18-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-19- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-2-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-20-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-21-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-22-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-23-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-24-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-26- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35

BC-NY-House-27-Cnty twice during the evening at 22:35 and 01:35y

BC-NY-House-3- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-6- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-7- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-8- Cnty twice during the evening at 22:30 and 01:30

BC-NY-House-Contested hourly at :40

BC-NY-House-Trend hourly at :40

BC-NY-NYCQues-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

BC-NY-Senate-Cnty hourly at :50

BC-NY-StHou-Contested-4-Takes odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-NY-StHou-Trend hourly at :40

BC-NY-StSen-Contested-2-Takes even-numbered hours at :40

BC-NY-StSen-Trend hourly at :40

BC-NY-StWide-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

BC-NY-SuprCt-All hourly at :45

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

BC-NY-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

BC-NY-Winners once at the end of the evening

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and other editorially significant races will run during testing and on Election Night.

AP-NY-House-Contested even-numbered hourls at :40

AP-NY-House-Trend hourly at :40

AP-NY-NYCQues-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

AP-NY-StHou-Contested-4-Takes odd-numbered hours at :45

AP-NY-StHou-Trend hourly at :40

AP-NY-StSen-Contested-2-Takes even-numbered hours at :40

AP-NY-StSen-Trend hourly at :40

AP-NY-StWide-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

AP-NY-SuprCt-All hourly at :45

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

AP-NY-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

AP-NY-Winners once at the end of the evening

Headlines

AP-NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum once hourly at :50

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