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AP-NY--New York Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, NY

August 27, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The NEW YORK primary election is Thursday, Sep. 13.

Poll Close: 9 p.m. ET

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

ELECTION PROFILE:

The Thursday, September 13 New York primary is for state races only. A primary for federal races took place at the end of June.

Key races: The Democratic gubernatorial challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by Cynthia Nixon, along with a four-way race for the Democratic Attorney General nomination. Additionally, there are 10 State Senate races where progressive Democrats are challenging incumbent independent Democrats, The outcome of these primaries could impact Republican control of the State Senate next year.

Turnout is expected to be low.

ANOMALIES:

This primary is scheduled on Thursday due to the Jewish holidays.

There is an unusual testing schedule because of Labor Day and other state elections on a day other than Tuesday during this period.

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:

August 27, 29, 30, 31 (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Eastern

September 5, 7 (Wed, Fri) from, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Eastern

September 10 (Mon) from 3-4 p.m. Eastern

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 for Democratic and Republican contests unless a race is too close to call. These 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, NY-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/NY/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, 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.

“Glance” reports include summary results for one or more races with similar characteristics, such as statewide races (StWide-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 Dem & GOP legislative races.

“OthStHou” glances summarize contested third party legislative races.

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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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NY-Dem-AtyGen-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-Dem-Gov-Cnty

NY-Dem-Gov-CntyLong-3-Takes

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NY-Dem-LtGov-CntyLong-3-Takes

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NY-GOP-StHou-Contested

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NY-RP-AtyGen-CntyLong-3-Takes

NY-StWide-Glance-Sum

NY-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

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NY-Winners

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

BC-NY-Dem-Gov-Cnty odd numbered hours at :50

BC-NY-Dem-StHou-Contested odd numbered hours at :45

BC-NY-Dem-StSen-Contested even numbered hours at :40

BC-NY-GOP-StHou-Contested odd numbered hours at :45

BC-NY-GOP-StSen-Contested even numbered hours at :40

BC-NY-OthStHou-Glance-Sum odd numbered hours at :45

BC-NY-StWide-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

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

BC-NY-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

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

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

AP-NY-Dem-StHou-Contested odd numbered hours at :45

AP-NY-Dem-StSen-Contested even numbered hours at :40

AP-NY-GOP-StHou-Contested odd numbered hours at :45

AP-NY-GOP-StSen-Contested even numbered hours at :40

AP-NY-OthStHou-Glance-Sum odd numbered hours at :45

AP-NY-StWide-Glance-Sum hourly at :10

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

AP-NY-Uncontested once at the start of the evening

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

Headlines

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

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