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BC-NM--New Mexico Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, NM

May 17, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

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

Poll Close: 9 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 9:24 p.m. ET

ELECTION PROFILE:

The Associated Press is tabulating the following contested races: Dem Governor, Lt. Governor, Auditor and Land Commissioner, Dem U.S. House 1 and 2, GOP U.S. House 2, and 13 GOP and Dem State House races.

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 Tom Tait, phone (702) 382-7440 ext 4097; email ttait@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:

May 21, 23, 24 (Mon., Wed., Th.) 11:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. MDT (1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT)

May 29, 30, 31 (Tue., Wed., Th.) 11:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. MDT (1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT)

June 4 (Mon.-last election test) 11:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. MDT (1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT)

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

Multi-State Search: geography:(“New Mexico” 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” vote summary shows the total number of precincts in each race, the number of precincts reporting, the percentage of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names, their numbers of votes and the percentage of the vote they have at that time for the following primary races: Dem U.S. House 1, Dem and GOP U.S. House 2, and Dem Governor.

“Statewid-Glance-Sum” report includes summary results for the following races: Dem Lt. Governor, Auditor and Land Commissioner primaries.

“Cnty” provides votes for each candidate and the number of precincts reporting by county in summary table format for all statewide races (Gov, Lt. Gov, Auditor, Land Commissioner) and U.S. House races in multiple counties (1 and 2).

“CntyLong” provides results in summary format by county for all statewide races (Gov, Lt. Gov, Auditor, Land Commissioner) and U.S. House races in multiple counties (1 and 2).

“House-Contested” includes vote summaries, giving the total number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names, their vote tallies and the percentage of the vote they have at that point for the Democratic and GOP U. S. House Races.

“StHou-Contested” includes vote summaries, giving the total number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names, their vote tallies and the percentage of the vote they have at that point for the Democratic and GOP State House 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.

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BC-NM-Statewid-Glace-Sum

BC-NM-GOP-House-Contested

BC-NM-Dem-House-Contested

BC-NM-GOP-StHou-Contested

BC-NM-Dem-StHou-Contested

BC-NM-Dem-Gov-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-LtGov-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-Aud-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-LndCom-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-House-1-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-House-2-Cnty

BC-NM-GOP-House-2-Cnty

BC-NM-Dem-Gov-CntyLong

BC-NM-Dem-LtGov-CntyLong

BC-NM-Dem-Aud-CntyLong

BC-NM-Dem-LndCom-CntyLong

BC-NM-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-NM-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

BC-NM-GOP-House-2-CntyLong

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

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

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

BC-NM-Statewid-Glace-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-NM-GOP-House-Contested, hourly at :40

BC-NM-Dem-House-Contested, hourly at :40

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

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

BC-NM-Dem-Gov-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-NM-Dem-LtGov-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-NM-Dem-Aud-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-NM-Dem-LndCom-Cnty, hourly at :50

BC-NM-Dem-House-1-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-NM-Dem-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-NM-GOP-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

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

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

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

AP-NM-Statewid-Glace-Sum, hourly at :45

AP-NM-GOP-House-Contested, hourly at :40

AP-NM-Dem-House-Contested, hourly at :40

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

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

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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