When you launch the viewer a separate window will be created and the
JAVA Applet will be downloaded. Once downloaded and running, simply
select the races and/or propositions you would like to view. Races can be
selected one at a time or in groups. For example; you can select the race
for President, U.S. Congress, Propositions 1A, 9, and 11.
Once the polls close, the Advanced Election Night Interface will be updated
as new data becomes available. The update takes place automatically
in the background as new results are compiled from the Secretary of State
systems. The "Results as of:" display indicates the time the votes were calculated
on the Secretary of State systems.
After selecting the races of interest press "Play". The race selection
interface will then be replaced with a scrolling display of the races you have
selected. The selected list will play continuously (scroll) and as new results
are received, the display will be updated accordingly.
If at any time you would like to stop the scrolling display, press "Pause".
Pause will stop the scrolling action and you can then use the "Jog" buttons
above to either single step the display between races, or jump to the
beginning or end of the play list. While paused, the display will still update
as new results are received. Press "Play" to restart the scrolling action.
To modify your race selections, press "New List". When selected, the
scrolling display is stopped and replaced by the race selection interface.
Make your changes and press "Play" when you're ready to begin.
Once you request to download the Advanced Election Night Server,
you will either receive a compressed JAR file
or the applet will be sent by traditional means depending upon the browser
type and version. In it's uncompressed state the applet is approximately 180K in size.
Download time will vary depending upon your internet connection.
The good news... the applet is downloaded only once. During the evening
the applet will pull the current election results in every five minutes and
update the display if new data has been made available. The update file is approximately 34K in size.
If you would like to get more information on what the Applet is doing, open and view the Java console
from your browser. With Internet Explorer you can find the Java console under the View menu. With
Netscape you'll find the Java console under the "Communicator" pull down under the "tools" subheading.
If you are on an Intranet with a firewall between you and our Web server,
you will have trouble running this application if the firewall will not allow
Testing has primarily been conducted on NT, Windows98, Windows95, iMac OS8.6 and Compaq Tru64 UNIX systems.
Mac users must use Internet Explorer version 4.5 (Mac Edition) with MRJ2.2. See Mac Support for more
JAVA is constantly changing and implementations between browsers and
browser versions varies. In order to accommodate the widest variety of
browsers, we have developed the Advanced Election Night Server using
JDK version 1.02.
We strongly recommend Internet Explorer version 5.0 or Netscape 4.5 or
greater to run this application. For best results set your display to 800x600
or greater, and set color depth to something greater than 256 colors.