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BC-PA--Pennsylvania Primary Election Testing, Advisory, PA

May 16, 2019

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY ELECTION is Tuesday, May 21

Poll Close: 8 p.m.

First Results Expected: 8:21 p.m.

UPDATES:

05/13/19: The spelling of Joe Pittman’s name has been corrected. Pittman is running in the State Senate District 41 special general election.

05/13/19: Sherrie Cohen has dropped out of the Philadelphia City Council Democratic Party at-large primary. Her name has been removed from the list of candidates.

05/07/19: Sherrie Cohen has dropped out of the Philadelphia City Council Democratic Party at-large primary. Her name has been removed from the list of candidates.

05/07/19: The first name of William Ciancaglini, GOP candidate for Philadelphia mayor running in the uncontested GOP primary, has been changed to “Billy.”

ELECTION PROFILE:

Pennsylvania voters statewide will select Democratic and Republican candidates for Superior Court judge while local and regional elections will attract most of the attention. Four special general elections will take place alongside the primaries. Voters in U.S. House District 12 will elect a new U.S. Representative to replace Tom Marino. Voters in State Senate districts 33 and 41 will choose between a Republican and Democratic candidate, as will voters in State Legislative District 11. In Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney faces two challengers for the Democratic nomination and a large field of candidates from both parties are lined up to get a spot on the November ballot for the seven at-large city council seats.

ANOMALIES:

There are four special general elections in Pennsylvania. The winners of these elections will assume office shortly after the votes have been certified. All other contests are primaries. The top five vote recipients in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the Philadelphia at-large city council seats will advance to the general election in November.

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 Editor Larry Rosenthal at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

CONTACTS - SERVICE CHANGES:

Members and customers interested in premium election services should contact their Sales Rep or Customer Support at 877-836-9477 or apcustomersupport@ap.org.

TESTING INFORMATION:

May 13, 16,17 (Monday/Thursday/Friday) 1-2 p.m.

May 20 (Monday) 1-2 p.m. EDT

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 final.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals in early tests are considered preliminary.

Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races.

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. 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 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” (nontest) 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.

“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.

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 one to three minutes for API/DNE and four to five minutes for APEO-FTP and ANPA-FTP.

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

BC-PA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every thirty minutes at :20 and :50

BC-PA-HouseSpec-Glance-Sum, hourly at :40

BC-PA-Judicial-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-PA-CtyCnl-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-PA-Mayor-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-PA-StSenSpe-Glance-Sum, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-PA-StHouSpe-Glance-Sum, odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-PA-House-12-Cnty, once at 12:55

BC-Dem-SpriorCt-Judge-Cnty, once at 12:55

BC-GOP-SpriorCt-Judge-Cnty, once at 12:55

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

AP-PA-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every thirty minutes at :20 and :50

AP-PA-HouseSpec-Glance-Sum, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-PA-Judicial-Glance-Sum, once at 10:45

AP-PA-CtyCnl-Glance-Sum, once at 10:45

AP-PA-Mayor-Glance-Sum, once at 10:45

AP-PA-StSenSpe-Glance-Sum, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-PA-StHouSpe-Glance-Sum, odd-numbered hours at :45

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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