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AP-OR--Oregon Primary Election Testing,Advisory, OR

May 14, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The OREGON primary election is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Poll Close: 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET First Results Expected: 11:02 p.m. ET

UPDATES:

The Oregon database is now considered final.

ELECTION PROFILE:

Oregon’s Primary Election. Top races include: US House 1 Dem & GOP, US House 2 Dem & GOP, US House 3 Dem & Oth, US House 4 Dem & GOP, US House 5 Dem & GOP, Governor Dem, GOP & Oth, SuprCt 3, AppCt 10 and LabCom.

Contested State Senate and State House races are also covered.

ANOMALIES:

The Associated Press uses proportional precincts in gauging the status of the vote count in Oregon elections. On Election Night, we will report the percent of expected votes counted thus far in each race. We calculate this by taking the total votes cast so far and dividing it by the expected turnout in each county. Expected turnout for each county has been determined by weighing past turnout in primary elections, plus the Secretary of State’s and various counties’ anticipated turnout for this election.

ORS 249.088 Nomination to Nonpartisan Office states: This office can be won at the Primary Election if; only one (1) candidate files for this office in the Primary or two (2) or more candidates file for this office and one (1) receives the majority of votes (50% +1).

A candidate will be nominated at the Primary Election and go forward to the General Election if; two (2) or more candidates file for this office and no one receives the majority of votes at the Primary. The top two (2) vote getters are then nominated to go forward to the General Election.

This ruling applies to Supreme Court 3, Appellate Court 10 and Labor Commissioner.

Candidate Dallas Heard was appointed to St Senate 1. His name will remain on the ballot in St House 2 GOP, as there is no provision allowing the state to remove a candidate’s name after the deadline to withdraw. If he were to win the nomination at the Primary, he would need to either resign as a State Senator or reject the nomination. In either situation the standard process would apply on filling the vacancy per ORS 249.190.

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 Chris Grygiel, phone (206) 682-1812; email CGrygiel@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:

April 30 (Monday), from 3-4 p.m. Eastern/12-1 p.m. Pacific

May 2, 3 (Wednesday/Thursday), from 3-4 p.m. Eastern/12-1 p.m. Pacific

May 7, 9, 10 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 3-4 p.m. Eastern/12-1 p.m. Pacific

May 14 (Monday), from 3-4 p.m. Eastern/12-1 p.m. Pacific

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 has advised that precincts are now final. Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list of races, OR-Uncontested, will move to premium

service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/OR/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, OR-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/OR/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:“Oregon” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Oregon” 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.

“Uncontested” provides results in summary format for uncontested legislative 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 three minutes for API/DNE and four to five minutes for APEO-FTP and ANPA-FTP.

BC-OR-TopRaces-Glance-Sum BC-OR-Dem-House-Contested BC-OR-GOP-House-Contested BC-OR-Oth-House-Contested BC-OR-Dem-StSen-Contested BC-OR-GOP-StSen-Contested BC-OR-Dem-StHou-Contested BC-OR-GOP-StHou-Contested BC-OR-Dem-Gov-Cnty

BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 3 Takes BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 2nd Add BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 1st Add BC-OR-Oth-Gov-Cnty

BC-OR-Dem-House-1-Cnty

BC-OR-GOP-House-1-Cnty

BC-OR-Dem-House-2-Cnty, 2 Takes BC-OR-Dem-House-2-Cnty, 1st Add BC-OR-GOP-House-2-Cnty

BC-OR-Dem-House-3-Cnty BC-OR-Oth-House-3-Cnty BC-OR-Dem-House-4-Cnty

BC-OR-GOP-House-4-Cnty, 2 Takes BC-OR-GOP-House-4-Cnty, 1st Add BC-OR-Dem-House-5-Cnty

BC-OR-GOP-House-5-Cnty

BC-OR-SuprCt-3-Cnty

BC-OR-AppCt-10-Cnty

BC-OR-LabCom-Cnty

BC-OR-Dem-Gov-CntyLong, 2 Takes BC-OR-Dem-Gov-CntyLong, 1st Add BC-OR-GOP-Gov-CntyLong, 2 Takes BC-OR-GOP-Gov-CntyLong, 1st Add BC-OR-Oth-Gov-CntyLong, 2 Takes BC-OR-Oth-Gov-CntyLong, 1st Add BC-OR-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-OR-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

BC-OR-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

BC-OR-GOP-House-2-CntyLong

BC-OR-Dem-House-3-CntyLong

BC-OR-Oth-House-3-CntyLong

BC-OR-Dem-House-4-CntyLong

BC-OR-GOP-House-4-CntyLong

BC-OR-Dem-House-5-CntyLong

BC-OR-GOP-House-5-CntyLong

BC-OR-SuprCt-3-CntyLong, 2 Takes

BC-OR-SuprCt-3-CntyLong, 1st Add

BC-OR-AppCt-10-CntyLong, 2 Takes

BC-OR-AppCt-10-CntyLong, 1st Add

BC-OR-LabCom-CntyLong, 2 Takes

BC-OR-LabCom-CntyLong, 1st Add

BC-OR-Uncontested, once at poll close

BC-OR-Winners, once at election end Elected bulletins as they occur

NOTE: Elected bulletins for: St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run.

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

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

BC-OR-Dem-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

BC-OR-GOP-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

BC-OR-Oth-House-Contested, once hourly at :40

BC-OR-Dem-StSen-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-GOP-StSen-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-Dem-StHou-Contested, once every odd hour at :45

BC-OR-GOP-StHou-Contested, once every odd hour at :45

BC-OR-Dem-Gov-Cnty, once every odd hour at :50

BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 3 Takes, once every odd hour at :50

BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 2nd Add, once every odd hour at :50

BC-OR-GOP-Gov-Cnty, 1st Add, once every odd hour at :50

BC-OR-Oth-Gov-Cnty, once every odd hour at :50

BC-OR-Dem-House-1-Cnty, Once @ 01:05

BC-OR-GOP-House-1-Cnty, Once @ 01:05

BC-OR-Dem-House-2-Cnty, 2 Takes, Once @ 01:10

BC-OR-Dem-House-2-Cnty, 1st Add, Once @ 01:10

BC-OR-GOP-House-2-Cnty, Once @ 01:10

BC-OR-Dem-House-3-Cnty, Once @ 01:15

BC-OR-Oth-House-3-Cnty, Once @ 01:15

BC-OR-Dem-House-4-Cnty, Once @ 01:20

BC-OR-GOP-House-4-Cnty, 2 Takes, Once @ 01:20

BC-OR-GOP-House-4-Cnty, 1st Add, Once @ 01:20

BC-OR-Dem-House-5-Cnty, Once @ 01:25

BC-OR-GOP-House-5-Cnty, Once @ 01:25

BC-OR-SuprCt-3-Cnty, Once @ 01:30

BC-OR-AppCt-10-Cnty, Once @ 01:30

BC-OR-LabCom-Cnty, Once @ 01:30

NOTE: Elected bulletins for: St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run.

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

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

BC-OR-Dem-House-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-GOP-House-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-Oth-House-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-Dem-StSen-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-GOP-StSen-Contested, once every even hour at :40

BC-OR-Dem-StHou-Contested, once every odd hour at :45

BC-OR-GOP-StHou-Contested, once every odd hour at :45

NOTE: Elected bulletins for: St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run.

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

AP-OR-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, once hourly at :50

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