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The NEW JERSEY primary election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Poll Close: 8 p.m.

First Results Expected: 8:17 p.m.

ELECTION PROFILE

New Jersey elects federal office (U.S. Senate, U.S. House) and any state offices that were vacated since the 2017 election.

There are 14 contested races this election: 2 Senate (both Democratic and Republican) and 12 House races. Eight of the contested House races are Democratic and four Republican. In two of the House races (House 2 and 11) the incumbent Republican is not seeking re-election In both House 2 and 11 there are contested Democratic and Republican primaries.

ANOMALIES

Four State Legislative district special election are scheduled for this cycle. None have contested primaries.

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, phone (609) 392-3622; email lrosenthal@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:

May 21, 23, 24 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) - from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

May 28, 30, 31 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) - from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

June 4 (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 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. AP will advise when they are final.

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. 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.

SEARCH CRITERIA FOR ELECTION TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

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

Multi-State Search: geography:("New Jersey" 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 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.

"Reg-RegBreak" provides a breakout in summary form of statewide votes by region. The regional breakout is: NYC Suburbs (Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Union), Philadelphia suburbs (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester), Central (Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset), Atlantic Coast (Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, Ocean) and Northwest Rural (Cumberland, Hunterdon, Salem, Sussex, Warren).

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.

NJ-Dem-House-1-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-1-CntyLong.

NJ-Dem-House-10-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-10-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-11-Cnty-2-Takes

NJ-Dem-House-11-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-2-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-4-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-6-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-6-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-7-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-7-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-9-Cnty

NJ-Dem-House-9-CntyLong

NJ-Dem-House-Contested

NJ-Dem-Senate-Cnty

NJ-Dem-Senate-CntyLong

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NJ-GOP-House-11-Cnty-2-Takes

NJ-GOP-House-11-CntyLong

NJ-GOP-House-2-Cnty-2-Takes

NJ-GOP-House-2-CntyLong

NJ-GOP-House-3-Cnty

NJ-GOP-House-3-CntyLong

NJ-GOP-House-5-Cnty

NJ-GOP-House-5-CntyLong

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NJ-GOP-House-7-CntyLong

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NJ-GOP-Senate-CntyLong

NJ-GOP-Senate-Reg-RegBreak-Sum-2-Takes

NJ-StAsmbly-Glance-Sum

NJ-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

NJ-Uncontested

NJ-Winners

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

NJ-Dem-House-1-Cnty once at 00:10

NJ-Dem-House-10-Cnty once at 00:20

NJ-Dem-House-11-Cnty-2-Takes once at 00:20

NJ-Dem-House-2-Cnty once at 00:10

NJ-Dem-House-6-Cnty once at 00:15

NJ-Dem-House-7-Cnty once at 00:15

NJ-Dem-House-9-Cnty once at 00:20

NJ-Dem-House-Contested hourly at :40

NJ-Dem-Senate-Cnty hourly at :50

NJ-GOP-House-11-Cnty-2-Takes once at 00:20

NJ-GOP-House-2-Cnty-2-Takes once at 00:10

NJ-GOP-House-3-Cnty once at 00:10

NJ-GOP-House-5-Cnty once at 00:15

NJ-GOP-House-7-Cnty once at 00:15

NJ-GOP-House-Contested hourly at :40

NJ-GOP-Senate-Cnty-2-Takes hourly at :50

NJ-StAsmbly-Glance-Sum odd-numbered hours at :45

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

NJ-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

NJ-Winners once at the end of the evening.

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

NJ-Dem-House-Contested hourly at :40

NJ-GOP-House-Contested hourly at :40

NJ-StAsmbly-Glance-Sum odd-numbered hours at :45

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

NJ-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

NJ-Winners once at the end of the evening.

Newspower

NJ-TopRaces-Glance-Sum hourly at :50

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