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3/11 State Senate 32 GOP changed to uncontested. The AP is tabulating 59 contested races; the list of 185 uncontested races will move at 7:30 Eastern when polls close.
3/11 Precinct changes have been made to the following races within Cuyahoga County: State Senate GOP from 295 to 266 precincts; State House 7 GOP from 97 to 82 precincts; State House 9 Dem from 106 to 97 precincts; State House 12 Dem from 102 – 90 precincts. Statewide and congressional district precincts remain unchanged.
The OHIO PRIMARY ELECTION is Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Poll Close: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
During testing and election night, AP will allocate presidential delegates, except during the day of the final test. Allocation may not reach 100 percent of available delegates during testing or on election night.
The Ohio Democrats have 143 pledged delegates, allocated by district and statewide vote per standard Democratic proportional allocation rules.
The Ohio Republicans have 66 pledged At Large delegates in this winner-take-all state.
Testing Dates and Times:
11 – 12 p.m. March 2, 3 (Wednesday, Thursday)
11 – 12 p.m. March 9, 10 (Wednesday, Thursday)
11 – 12 p.m. March 14 (Monday)
1 – 2 p.m. March 15 (Tuesday, Election Day), ZERO VOTE TOTALS
—This advisory will be updated throughout the testing period. AP Exchange search criteria for one state and for multiple states:
apgeography_name=(Ohio) AND category=”v” AND slug=(Election Testing Or Caucus Testing)
—Zeros will be transmitted after testing on the eve of the election, Monday, March 14, 2016.
—There will be a live zero transmission from 1-2 p.m. Eastern on Election Day.
—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, Monday, March 14.
—Races and candidates are considered final. AP will advise of any changes.
—Statewide and race-specific precinct totals in early tests are preliminary. AP will advise when precinct totals are updated and final for election night.
—Uncontested races: AP does not tabulate uncontested races. A list races, OH-Uncontested, will move to premium service subscribers at ftp://electionsonline.ap.org/OH/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, 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. Eastern the day after the election.
—AP’s national Election system will be tested during state testing. Please refer to the national testing advisories for details.
—BC-OH Primary Election Testing, Advisory, for print
—AP-OH Primary Election Testing, Advisory, for broadcast
Two contested GOP U.S. House 8th District races appear on the ballot: the regular primary race will choose the candidate (out of 15) who faces the uncontested Democratic and Green Party challengers in the Nov. 8 general election and will fill the seat in January 2017. The special primary chooses one of the same 15 GOP candidates who face off in the June 7 special general election against previously announced and uncontested Democratic and Green candidates to immediately fill the vacant seat formerly held by John Boehner.
Five of the 11 candidates who appear on the GOP Presidential Primary ballot remain in the race: Carson, Cruz, Kasich, Rubio and Trump. Bush, Christie, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul and Santorum dropped out of the race after the candidate withdrawal deadline. Even though Paul remains on the ballot, his votes will not be tabulated.
The AP will tabulate the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries along with the state’s primary, which consists of U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Ohio Supreme Court, State Senate and State House races.
—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 premium subscribers’ FTP folders and 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.
CONTACTS – ELECTION REPORTS
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—Direct questions about news and photo coverage to News Editor Deb Martin at (614) 885-2727 or email@example.com.
CONTACTS – SERVICE CHANGES
—Members and customers interested in our premium election services should contact Sales planning Manager Tara Mahoney at (212) 6211759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEFINITIONS OF KEY WORDS IN 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 Democratic and Republican Presidential races. Other races in TopRaces-Glance-Sum include Dem and GOP U.S. Senate, Ohio Supreme Court, GOP US House 8 Primary and Special Primary.
— “Pres-Sum” is a vote summary showing the total number of precincts in the president race, the number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names, their numbers of votes and the percentage of the vote they have at that time for the Democratic and Republican Presidential races.
— “Pres-CntyLong” are 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.
— “Pres-Reg-CD-Sum” shows the total number of precincts in the race, the total number of precincts in each U.S. House District, the number of precincts reporting, the votes for each editorial candidate and the sum of all other candidates’ votes as “others,” by U.S. House District for the Democratic Presidential Primary only. The Republicans do not report by district in Ohio.
— “Delg-SumD” shows the number of precincts statewide, the number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names and the number of delegates estimated to be allocated to each candidate.
— “Delg-Dist” shows the number of precincts by delegate district/CD, the number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names and the number of delegates estimated to be allocated to each candidate for the Democratic Presidential Primary only. The Republicans do not report by district in Ohio.
—”House-Contested” includes 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 Democratic and GOP U. S. House Races.
—”StSen-Contested” includes 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 Democratic and GOP State Senate races.
—”StHou-Contested” includes 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 Democratic and GOP State House races.
—”Cnty” gives votes for each candidate and the number of precincts reporting by county in summary table format for all statewide races (Pres, Senate, Supreme Court) and US House races in multiple counties (1, 2, 4, 7. 8, 9, 13 and 14).
—”CntyLong” summarizes, by county, vote summaries, giving the total number of precincts reporting, the candidates’ names, and their vote tallies for all statewide races and US House races in multiple counties (1, 2, 4, 7. 8, 9, 13 and 14).
ELECTION NIGHT SLUGS BY SERVICE
—Here are the slugs for the reports AP will provide and approximate times they will be moved each hour to digital feeds and news/broadcast services after polls close election night:
Premium Elections Results via Digital Feeds (ANPA-FTP, APEO-FTP, Hosted):
—Results are updated every five to seven minutes for the following reports:
Member Choice Basic / Member Choice Plus / Member Choice Complete, includes Webfeeds and AP Exchange:
BC-OH-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes starting at :50
BC-OH-Dem-Pres-Cnty, every 60 minutes starting at :20
BC-OH-GOP-Pres-Cnty, every 60 minutes starting at :20
BC-OH-Dem-Delg-SumD, twice hourly at :05 and :35
BC-OH-GOP-Delg-SumD, twice hourly at :05 and :35
BC-OH- Dem-Delg-Dist, hourly at :40
BC-OH-GOP-House-Contested, every 60 minutes at :40
BC-OH-Dem-House-Contested, every 60 minutes at :40
BC-OH-GOP-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
BC-OH-Dem-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
BC-OH-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45
BC-OH-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45
BC-OH-Dem-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50
BC-OH-GOP-Senate-Cnty, hourly at :50
BC-OH-GOP-SuprCrt-Cnty, once at 02:00
BC-OH-Dem-House-1-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-Dem-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-GOP-House-2-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-Dem-House-4-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-GOP-House-7-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-GOP-House-8-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-GOP-House-9-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-Dem-House-13-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-Dem-House-14-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
BC-OH-GOP-House-14-Cnty, two times nightly at 23:00 and 02:00
OpenWire / NewsPower / Newspower Max, includes Webfeeds and AP Exchange:
AP-OH-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, every 30 minutes starting at :50
AP-OH-Dem-Delg-SumD, hourly at :35
AP-OH-GOP-Delg-SumD, hourly at :35
AP-OH-GOP-House-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
AP-OH-Dem-House-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
AP-OH-GOP-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
AP-OH-Dem-StSen-Contested, even numbered hours at :40
AP-OH-GOP-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45
AP-OH-Dem-StHou-Contested, odd numbered hours at :45
Headlines, includes Webfeeds and AP Exchange:
AP-OH-TopRaces-Glance-Sum, hourly at :50