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BC-NY--New York City Special Election Testing, Advisory, NY

February 6, 2019

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The NEW YORK CITY special election to fill the Public Advocate position is on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Polls Close: 9 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 9:01 p.m. ET

ELECTION PROFILE

The Feb. 26 special election in New York City is to fill the office of Public Advocate, vacated when incumbent Letitia James assumed the office of State Attorney General.

Turnout, overall, is expected to be low.

ANOMALIES:

There are 17 candidates running in this non-partisan election. AP uses the designation NP (nonpartisan) as the party name for all candidates in this election.

Since there is no threshold requirement for victory, the person with the most votes citywide is the winner, no matter the percentage of vote received.

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 James Martinez, phone (212) 621-1607; email jmartinez@ap.org or David Caruso, phone (212) 621-7828; email dcaruso@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:

February 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 25 from Noon-1 p.m.

Note: Tests are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except on February 18 (President’s Day).

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 a race call on election night unless the race is too close to call. The race calls will be made during testing, except on the day of the final test.

Races and candidates are now considered firm. AP will detail any necessary updates.

Citywide and race-specific precinct totals are firm but are subject to change up until election day. AP will advise if any changes are necessary.

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, NY-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NY/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.

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SEARCH CRITERIA FOR ELECTION TESTING ADVISORIES:

AP NEWSROOM:

Single State Search: geography:“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.

“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.

“Reg-NYC-by-AD” breaks out candidate votes by Assembly District within the city of New York.

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.

NY-TopRaces

NY-PubAdv-NYC-Cnty

NY-PubAdv-NYC-CntyLong

NY-PubAdv-NYC-by-AD

NY-Winners

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

BC-NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum twice an hour at :20 and :50

BC-NY-PubAdv-NYC-Cnty twice during the night at 22:35 and 00:35

BC-NY-Winners once at the end of the evening

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

AP-NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum twice an hour at :20 and :50

AP-NY-Winners once at the end of the evening

Headlines

AP-NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum hourly at :50

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