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BC-NJ--New Jersey Primary Election Testing, Advisory, NJ

May 20, 2019

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The NEW JERSEY PRIMARY ELECTION is Tuesday, June 5, 2019.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. EDT

First Results Expected: 8:15 p.m. EDT

ELECTION PROFILE:

This year the State Assembly is up for election in New Jersey. Of the 80 possible contests, there are 17 primaries: 14 Democratic and 3 Republican.

ANOMALIES:

New Jersey is divided into 40 legislative districts. Each district has one representative in the state Senate and two representatives in the Assembly.

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 Larry Rosenthal at 609-392-3622; 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 20, 23 (Monday, Thursday) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT

May 28, 29, 30. 31 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 1130 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT

June 3 (Monday, last test day) 1130 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT

There will no testing on Monday, May 27, Memorial Day.

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, NJ-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NJ/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, NJ-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NJ/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.

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION: Premium Election Customers:

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

AP Newsroom and Webfeeds Users:

On Election Day from (1-2 p.m. EDT), 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 racewide results in summary format for selected editorial races.

“Contested” provides results in summary format by party and race.

“Uncontested” lists candidate names and parties for all races that are not contested this cycle.

“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.

AP-NJ-Dem-StHou-Contested

AP-NJ-GOP-StHou-Contested

AP-NJ-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

AP-NJ-Uncontested

AP-NJ-Winners

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

BC-NJ-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

BC-NJ-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

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

BC-NJ-Uncontested, once at the start of the evening

BC-NJ-Winners, once at the end of the evening

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

AP-NJ-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

AP-NJ-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45

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

AP-NJ-Uncontested, once at the start of the evening

AP-NJ-Winners, once at the end of the evening

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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