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AP-OK--Oklahoma Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, OK

August 27, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The OKLAHOMA runoff election is Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. CDT)

First Results Expected: 8:24 p.m. EDT (7:24 p.m. CDT)

UPDATES:

8/27/18: Confirms that all precinct numbers are final.

ELECTION PROFILE:

An unusually busy primary produced an unusually busy runoff this year as there are 46 runoff elections, including GOP governor and lieutenant governor, five U.S. House races, six other statewide executive-office races and 34 state legislative contests. There is also a runoff for the Libertarian Governor nomination.

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 Adam Kealoha Causey, phone (405) 525-2121; email ACausey@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:

August 20, 22, 23 (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT) August 27 (Monday) 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT)

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 final.

Statewide and race-specific precinct totals are final.

Uncontested races: There are no uncontested races for this election.

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

Multi-State Search: geography:(“Oklahoma” 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. EDT, Election Day.

AP Newsroom and Webfeeds Users:

On Election Day from (1-2 p.m. EDT, noon to 1 p.m. CDT), 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.

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-OK-StateWid-Glance-Sum

BC-OK-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-OK-Dem-House-Contested

BC-OK-GOP-House-Contested

BC-OK-Dem-StSen-Contested

BC-OK-GOP-StSen-Contested

BC-OK-Dem-StHou-Contested

BC-OK-GOP-StHou-Contested

BC-OK-GOP-Gov-Cnty

BC-OK-Lib-Gov-Cnty

BC-OK-Dem-House-1-Cnty

BC-OK-Dem-House-2-Cnty

BC-OK-Dem-House-4-Cnty

BC-OK-Dem-House-5-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-House-1-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-LtGov-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-AtyGen-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-Aud-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-PubInst-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-LabCom-Cnty

BC-OK-Dem-CrpCom-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-CrpCom-Cnty

BC-OK-GOP-Gov-CntyLong

BC-OK-Lib-Gov-CntyLong

BC-OK-Dem-House-1-CntyLong

BC-OK-Dem-House-2-CntyLong

BC-OK-Dem-House-4-CntyLong

BC-OK-Dem-House-5-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-LtGov-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-AtyGen-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-Aud-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-PubInst-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-LabCom-CntyLong

BC-OK-Dem-CrpCom-CntyLong

BC-OK-GOP-CrpCom-CntyLong

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or on Election Night.

BC-OK-StateWid-Glance-Sum, hourly at :10

BC-OK-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50

BC-OK-Dem-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-OK-GOP-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-OK-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

BC-OK-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

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

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

BC-OK-GOP-Gov-Cnty, odd-numbered hours at :50.

BC-OK-GOP-Lib-Cnty, odd-numbered hours at :50.

BC-OK-Dem-House-1-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-Dem-House-2-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-Dem-House-3-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-Dem-House-4-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-Dem-House-5-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-House-1-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-LtGov-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-AtyGen-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-Aud-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-PubInst-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-LabCom-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-Dem-CrpCom-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

BC-OK-GOP-CrpCom-Cnty, at 12:55 a.m.

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

NOTE: Elected bulletins for St Senate and St House have been suppressed and will not run during testing or on Election Night.

AP-OK-StateWid-Glance-Sum, hourly at :10

AP-OK-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes at :20 and :50.

AP-OK-Dem-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-OK-GOP-House-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-OK-Dem-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

AP-OK-GOP-StSen-Contested, even-numbered hours at :40

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

AP-OK-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd-numbered hours at :45 Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

AP-OK-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, hourly at :50.

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