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UPDATE

8/10: Races, Candidates and Precincts now final.

8/10: Change candidate name GOP St Hou 147 (Anzelmo Graziosi not Nicola Tarza)

8/2: Adding House 5 to Top Races Glance.

8/2: Updates Contested St Hou Dem and GOP to reflect single town primaries.

The CONNECTICUT primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 8:25 p.m. ET

ELECTION PROFILE:

Connecticut is selecting candidates to run for six statewide offices (Governor, Lt Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer) as well as US Senate and the five U.S. House seats.

Contested statewide primaries include Democratic and Republican contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General - along with GOP contests for Comptroller and Treasurer/

Federal offices with contested primaries include the GOP U.S. Senate and U.S. House 5 in both parties. In House 5 the incumbent, Democrat Elizabeth Esty, is not running for re-election after a scandal involving her chief of staff and Esty's taking action once it broke.

In addition, there are 17 state legislative primaries. In the State Senate 6 are Democratic and 3 Republican; in the Assembly 6 are Democratic and 2 Republican.

ANOMOLIES:

None

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 Michael Melia, phone (860) 246-6876; email mmelia@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:

July 30, 31 and August 1 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) - from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

August 6, August 8, August 9 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) - from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

August 12 (Monday) - from 1:30-2:30 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 for all races 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. AP will detail any necessary changes.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals are now final.

Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, CT Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/CT/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, CT-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/CT/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. An example, county tables for contested U.S. House races move to Member Choice subscribers in each test, but will move just once on election night.

SEARCH CRITERIA FOR ELECTION TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

Single State Search: geography:"Connecticut" AND category:v AND slug:"Election Testing"

Multi-State Search: geography:("Connecticut" 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.

DEFINITION OF KEY WORDS IN STATE SLUGS

Here are the slugs for the reports AP will provide and approximate times they will move for each service on election night:

"TopRaces-Glance-Sum" contains race-wide results in summary format for contests AP considers editorially significant.

"OthStWide-Glance" provides results in summary format for all contested statewide races.

"Contested" provides results in summary format for contested U.S House, State Senate and State House races.

"Cnty" provides results in tabular format by city/town for a race.

"CntyLong" provides results in summary format by city/town for a race.

"Winners" lists winners of all contested and uncontested races.

ELECTION NIGHT SLUGS BY SERVICE / ELECTION NIGHT REPORT SCHEDULE:

Premium Elections Results via Digital Feeds (API, ANPA-FTP, APEO-FTP, DNE Elections): Results are updated every three minutes for AP/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 AP Newsroom and Webfeeds:

BC-CT-Dem-Gov-Cnty-3-Takes odd numbered hours at :50

BC-CT-Dem-House-5-Cnty twice at 23:00 and 01:00

BC-CT-Dem-StHou-Contested even numbered hours at :45

BC-CT-Dem-StSen-Contested odd numbered hours at :40

BC-CT-GOP-Gov-Cnty-3-Takes odd numbered hours at :50

BC-CT-GOP-House-5-Cnty twice at 23:00 and 01:00

BC-CT-GOP-StHou-Contested odd numbered hours at :45

BC-CT-GOP-StSen-Contested even numbered hours at "40

BC-CT-OthStOff-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

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

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

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

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

AP-CT-Dem-StHou-Contested at odd numbered hours at :45

AP-CT-Dem-StSen-Contested at even numbered hours at :40

AP-CT-GOP-StHou-Contested at odd numbered hours at :45

AP-CT-GOP-StSen-Contested at even numbered hours at :40

AP-CT-OthStOff-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

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

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

AP-CT-Winners once at the end of the evening.

Headlines:

AP-CT-TopRaces-Glance-Sum hourly at :50

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