No recurring news event demands more from The Associated Press than an election. People look to AP to tally and report the vote that would elect a president, governor or member of Congress. The news industry turns to AP to provide fast and reliable results.
AP counts national, state, district and some regional and local races, including primaries, runoffs and general elections. AP also provides national trend reports on changes in congressional and legislative composition by party.
The Expert Team
Year-round, AP has six general staff employees and about 20 quality control, research and field coordinators, as well as a handful of developers, working on election systems. On a general election night the operation expands to about 5,000 staff and freelance reporters.
You can find AP’s election coverage in AP member newspapers and on their websites, on broadcasts, in interactives, on the big portals and on many other news client websites. AP statistics will also drive conversations on social networks.