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AP-SD--South Dakota Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, SD

June 5, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

UPDATES:

June 5, 2018

Updated precincts in Minnehaha and Sanborn counties to match the Secretary of State’s latest numbers.

Minnehaha County went from 75 to 71 precincts.

Sanborn County went from 5 to 4 precincts.

State Senate 10 went from 9 to 8 precincts.

State House 15 went from 8 to 6 precincts.

Statewide precincts to 685.

June 4, 2018

Candidates, races and precincts should be considered final.

May 28, 2018

Precincts have been updated in Brown, Brookings and Clay counties. The statewide total is now at 690. In addition, State Senate 29 precincts have been updated.

Candidates, races and precincts should be considered firm.

The SOUTH DAKOTA primary election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Poll Close: 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT

First Results Expected: 9:15 p.m. ET/ 8:15 p.m. CT

ELECTION PROFILE:

The Associated Press will tabulate the contested statewide for GOP Governor, GOP House, the statewide ballot issue and state legislative primaries. Top Races include GOP Governor, GOP House and the statewide amendment.

ANOMALIES:

None.

CONTACTS - ELECTION REORTS:

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 Doug Glass (612) 332-2727; email dglass@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) 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET/12:30-1:30 p.m. CT

May 29, 30, 31 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET/12:30-1:30 p.m. CT.

June 4 (Monday) LAST ELECTION TEST 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET/12:30-1:30 p.m. CT.

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 the race is too close to call. Race calls will be made during testing, except on the date 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, SD-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/SD/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, SD-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/SD/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:“South Dakota” AND category:v AND slug:“Election Testing”

Multi-State Search: geography:(“South Dakota” 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 (12-1 p.m. CT), there will be a “live” (non-test) transmission of reports with zeros sent to AP Newsroom and Webfeeds.

Please pull in these live zeros 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.

“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.

SD-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

SD-Dem-StHou-Contested

SD-GOP-StHou-Contested

SD-Dem-StSen-Contested

SD-GOP-StSen-Contested

SD-GOP-Gov-Cnty

SD-GOP-Gov-CntyLong

SD-GOP-House-1-Cnty

SD-GOP-House-1-CntyLong

SD-Amend-Y-MarsysLawFix-Cnty

SD-Amend-Y-MarsysLawFix-CntyLong

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

BC-SD-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice an hour at :20, :50.

BC-SD-Dem-StHou-Contested, every two hours starting at 21:45.

BC-SD-GOP-StHou-Contested, every two hours starting at 21:45.

BC-SD-Dem-StSen-Contested, every two hours starting at 20:40.

BC-SD-GOP-StSen-Contested, every two hours starting at 20:40.

BC-SD-GOP-Gov-Cnty, every two hours starting at 21:50.

BC-SD-GOP-House-1-Cnty, twice a night at 23:45, 1:45.

BC-SD-Amend-Y-MarsysLawFix-Cnty, twice a night at 23:45, 1:45.

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

AP-SD-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, twice an hour at :20, :50.

AP-SD-Dem-StHou-Contested, every two hours starting at 21:45.

AP-SD-GOP-StHou-Contested, every two hours starting at 21:45.

AP-SD-Dem-StSen-Contested, every two hours starting at 20:40.

AP-SD-GOP-StSen-Contested, every two hours starting at 20:40.

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Newsroom:

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

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