BC-OH–Ohio General Election Testing,Advisory, OH, OH


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NEWS DIRECTORS:

NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE

The OHIO general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Poll Close: 7:30 p.m. ET

First Results Expected: 7:56 p.m. ET

ELECTION PROFILE:

The Associated Press will tabulate 107 contested races, including President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Senate, State House and Supreme Court.

Where to find NATIONAL ELECTION REPORTS (President/Governors/U.S. Senate/U.S. House – All 50 States (and DC):

Premium NATIONAL election customers – On AP Elections FTP Server, electionsonline.ap.org:

—Pres_Reports – National and state-by-state President popular and electoral votes reports/feeds

—Trend – Governor/U.S. Senate/U.S. House balance of power/trend reports

—U.S._topofticket – Summary/state-level vote reports/feeds for President, Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states

—U.S._topofticket_county – Summary/state-level and county-level vote reports/feeds for President, Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states

Premium STATE election customers – On the AP Elections FTP server, electionsonline.ap.org:

—Pres_Reports – National and state-by-state President popular and electoral votes reports/feeds

—Trend – Governor/U.S. Senate/U.S. House balance of power/trend reports

—For Summary/state-level vote reports for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states, and scheduled testing and Election Day times, refer to the following advisories on your respective news wire/on AP Exchange(asterisk)(asterisk):

—”BC-US-General Election Tests-Member Choice, Advisory” – for newspaper subscribers (Member Choice

Basic/Member Choice Plus/Member Choice Complete customers)

—”AP-US-General Election Tests-National Reports, Advisory” – for broadcast subscribers

(OpenWire/Newspower/Newspower Max customers)

NON-PREMIUM customers – for the following national reports and scheduled testing and Election Day times:

—National and state-bystate President popular and electoral votes reports/feeds

—Governor/U.S. Senate/U.S. House balance of power/trend reports

—Summary/state-level vote reports/feeds for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and results of ballot measures of national interest for all 50 states

—Refer to the following advisories in your respective news wire/on AP Exchange(asterisk)(asterisk):

—”BC-US-General Election Tests-Member Choice, Advisory” – for newspaper subscribers (Member Choice

Basic/Member Choice Plus/Member Choice Complete customers)

—”AP-US-General Election Tests-National Reports, Advisory” – for broadcast subscribers

(OpenWire/Newspower/Newspower Max customers)

(asterisk)(asterisk)For assistance in setting up an AP Webfeed for the national election reports, please contact AP Customer Support, apcustomersupport@ap.org or (877) 836-9477.

CONTACTS – ELECTION REPORTS:

Direct any questions about election reports, testing, or delivery to AP Elections services to AP Customer Support at (877)

836-9477 or apcustomersupport@ap.org.

Documentation for the AP Elections services is available at http://customersupport.ap.org/index.php.

Direct questions about news and photo coverage to News Editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins, phone (614) 885-2727; email

AWelsh@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:

Sept. 26, 28, 30 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET Oct. 3, 5, 7 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET

Oct. 10, 12, 14 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 19, 21 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET Oct. 24, 26, 28 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 4 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), 1-3 p.m. ET

LAST ELECTION TEST – Nov. 7 (Monday) 1-3 p.m. ET – NO WINNERS WILL BE CALLED.

This advisory will be updated throughout the testing period.

Single State Search

apgeography_name=”Ohio” AND category=”v” AND slug=”Election Testing”

Multi-State Search

(apgeography_name=”Ohio” OR apgeography_name=”New York”) AND category=”v” AND slug=”Election Testing”

Zeros will be transmitted after testing on the eve of the election, Monday, Nov. 7.

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 preliminary. AP will advise when they are final.

Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. The uncontested list will be sent during each test. A list of races, OH-Uncontested, will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/OH/anpa/ and to state news and broadcast services after the last polls close. No uncontested list will be sent during the last day of testing.

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, OH-Winners will move to premium services at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/OH/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 daily advisories during the testing period. Advisories move to news service advisory queues. Advisories will note updates to reports affecting candidates, races, precinct totals, etc., and will indicate the date when the updates will appear. Changes may be made up to Election Day.

Capture each test during the testing period, including the day before the election. Confirm (1) you have the latest updates, (2) reports include votes for each candidate in each race, and for digital users (3) every race goes to 100 percent of precincts reporting, unless otherwise noted in an advisory.

All reports move to news and broadcast services in each test. Frequency of test reports may not reflect the election night schedule detailed below. For example, county tables for contested U.S. House races move to Member Choice subscribers in each hour-long test, but will move just twice on election night. Premium service subscribers should note schedules for their regular AP services and for FTP folders.

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION:

Premium Election Customers:

Premium Election Products (API, APEO-FTP, ANPA-FTP, Elections Hosted)

Will have live zeros by 2 a.m. ET, Election Day

Will have live results after polls close

AP Exchange & Webfeeds Users:

On Election Day from (1-2 p.m. ET), there will be a “live” (nontest) transmission of reports with zeros sent to AP Exchange and Webfeeds.

Please pull in these live zero reports to clear your systems of test data.

After polls close, live results will move to AP Exchange and Webfeeds per the schedule as noted in this advisory.

DEFINITIONS OF KEY WORDS IN STATE SLUGS:

“TopRaces-Glance-Sum” are vote summaries, showing 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 races: President and U.S. Senate.

“Contested” are 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 contested races.

“SuprCt-Glance-Sum” are 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 two Supreme Court races.

“Cnty” shows the total number of precincts in the race, the total number of precincts in each county, the number of precincts reporting, the votes for each editorial candidate, and the sum of all other candidates’ votes as “others”, by county, in summary format for the following races: President, U.S. Senate, Supreme Court Jan. 1, Supreme Court Jan. 2 and U.S. House 1, 2, 4-16 (U.S. House 3 is in Franklin County).

“CntyLong” are vote summaries listed by county showing the total number of precincts in the race, the total number of precincts in each county, the number of precincts reporting, the votes for each editorial candidate, and the sum of all other candidates’ votes as “others”, by county, in summary format for the following races: President, U.S. Senate, Supreme Court Jan. 1, Supreme Court Jan. 2 and U.S. House 1, 2, 4-16 (U.S. House 3 is in Franklin County).

“Trend” tables show whether Democrats or Republicans are gaining or losing seats in a state’s Congressional delegation, the State Senate and the State House.

“Uncontested” lists candidates in all uncontested races. “Winners” lists winners of all contested races.

ELECTION NIGHT SLUGS BY SERVICE / ELECTION NIGHT REPORT SCHEDULE

Premium Elections Results via Digital Feeds (API, ANPA-FTP, APEO-FTP, Hosted): Results are updated every three minutes for API, four to five minutes for APEO-FTP and ANPA-FTP, and five to seven minutes for Hosted:

BC-OH-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

BC-OH-Pres-Cnty

BC-OH-Pres-CntyLong

BC-OH-SuprCt-Glance-Sum

BC-OH-House-Contested BC-OH-StSen-Contested BC-OH-StHou-Contested BC-OH-House-Trend

BC-OH-StSen-Trend BC-OH-StHou-Trend BC-OH-Senate-Cnty BC-OH-House-1-Cnty BC-OH-House-2-Cnty BC-OH-House-4-Cnty BC-OH-House-5-Cnty BC-OH-House-6-Cnty BC-OH-House-7-Cnty BC-OH-House-8-Cnty BC-OH-House-9-Cnty BC-OH-House-10-Cnty BC-OH-House-11-Cnty BC-OH-House-12-Cnty BC-OH-House-13-Cnty BC-OH-House-14-Cnty BC-OH-House-15-Cnty BC-OH-House-16-Cnty

BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.1-Cnty BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.2-Cnty BC-OH-Senate-CntyLong BC-OH-House-1-CntyLong BC-OH-House-2-CntyLong BC-OH-House-4-CntyLong BC-OH-House-5-CntyLong BC-OH-House-6-CntyLong BC-OH-House-7-CntyLong BC-OH-House-8-CntyLong BC-OH-House-9-CntyLong BC-OH-House-10-CntyLong BC-OH-House-11-CntyLong BC-OH-House-12-CntyLong BC-OH-House-13-CntyLong BC-OH-House-14-CntyLong BC-OH-House-15-CntyLong BC-OH-House-16-CntyLong BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.1-Cnty BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.2-Cnty

Here are the slugs for the reports AP will provide and approximate times they will move each hour to digital feeds and news/broadcast services after polls close election night:

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

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

BC-OH-Pres-Cnty, hourly at :20

BC-OH-SupCrt-Glance-Sum, hourly at :45

BC-OH-House-Contested, hourly at :40

BC-OH-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40

BC-OH-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45

BC-OH-House-Trend, hourly at :40

BC-OH-StSen-Trend, hourly at :40

BC-OH-StHou-Trend, hourly at :40

BC-OH-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50

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

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

BC-OH-House-4-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-5-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-6-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-6-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-8-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-9-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-10-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-11-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-12-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-13-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-14-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-15-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-House-16-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.1-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

BC-OH-SupCrt-Jan.2-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00

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

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

AP-OH-SupCrt-Glance-Sum, once at 22:45

AP-OH-House-Contested, even numbered hours at :40

AP-OH-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40

AP-OH-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45

AP-OH-House-Trend, hourly at :40

AP-OH-StSen-Trend, hourly at :40

AP-OH-StHou-Trend, hourly at :40

Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Exchange:

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

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