Will the process of the US Midterm Elections be tested?
There will be a simulation of the election with customers on Friday, 2nd November 2018 at 11 am.
The simulation will take about 30 minutes. Our schedule for the simulation should help you: http://dpaq.de/7yBtZ
What do you need to prepare?
The most important thing: The widgets you have already integrated will remain unchanged! We will deliver the test results in a different subdirectory so that you can only see the simulation results in your widgets if you add a parameter to the URL of your widget(s):
A/ For customers hosted at dpa via AWS:
Open your setup page. Copy the URLs of your widget(s) from your embed code - and open the link directly in a browser tab.
B/ For customers supplied by dpa via FTP:
Open your widget(s) directly from your sitemap (FTP customers) in a browser tab.
Add the variable &seasonArchive=s9999 to your URL to see the delivered values in your widget(s).
Important: Please make sure that this attached variable is only used for the local test and may not be published!
Anything else I have to pay attention to?
Please also pay attention to when the data is received on your side in the graphic and if this may be influenced by internal data forwarding.
What is special at this Election?
We offer pure survey widgets - and pure live widgets.
This means that your survey widgets for the Senate and House elections will not switch to “Live” on election night.
Please keep in mind that you need to include your live widgets independently from the survey widgets!
Dates and timings of the election night
The first two Governor results are expected on Tuesday, 6th 2018, after 10:00 am and 11:00 am respectively.
During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the 7th of November 2018, first results for the Senate, House and Governors will arrive after 00:00 am, the last results will be after 6:00 am at the earliest and will presumably be continued into the morning.
When and how can you reach us?
If you still have questions regarding content or technical issues, you can reach us from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5 pm via our Service Desk.
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 0049 (0)40-4113 31000
During the election night from Tue, 6th November, to Wed, 7th November, we will be there for you from 11 pm on.
By e-mail: email@example.com
By phone: 0049 (0)40-4113 32287