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2018 US Midterm Elections

Give your audience unrivalled coverage of the U.S. midterm elections

The 2018 U.S. campaign and election season promises to be as competitive and as interesting as any in recent memory, as the Democrats battle the Republicans for control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. 

Place your followers, readers and viewers at the heart of the midterm elections story. Share the results and winners in real time with our interactive results map and live data feed.

See below for a sample interactive map from the 2016 general election

Interactive results maps

Engage your audience with interactive HTML5 maps that integrate with your digital and broadcast platforms.

  • Results for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and State Governors
  • National, state and county-level results
  • Optimized for mobile devices
  • Simple delivery via embed code
  • Support for multiple languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, French

Create custom graphics with live data

  • Produce powerful graphics and applications using AP's real-time feed of raw results data

  • Access results via API in JSON and XML formats, and in ANPA via FTP

  • Incorporate decades of historical results data from past election races

Why work with AP?


In 2016, AP called 4,653 contested races with 99.9% accuracy.


AP employs over 5,000 people to count election results, so you get the results fast.


AP is the only source of verified U.S. national election results anywhere in the world.

A resident arrives to cast her vote at a polling station at the Town Hall in Kennebunk, Maine.

Counting the vote

Starting before dawn and continuing for the next 36 hours or more, thousands of people work full time on AP’s behalf to report on the midterm election.

Vote count stringers and vote entry clerks will count the vote, while AP staff in the states call the races — all part of a precisely calibrated plan designed to report election results accurately.

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A counter sorts ballots on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt.

How we report the results

We collect and verify U.S. election returns in every county, parish, city and town across the country, covering races down to the legislative level in every state and declaring winners in over 5,000 election contests.

It's an essential process that requires dedicated people and documented expertise, and we have both.

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Captivate your audiences with coverage from our live positions in key locations for the U.S. midterm elections

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