Important Information About Your Browser

Setting Your Cache

Your browser must be set to "always check for a newer copy" or "compare to the document on the server every time".

We can only give you rather general instructions here for setting your cache. The process varies from browser to browser and from version to version. We have provided examples below for a few of the most popular browsers. The procedure for your browser will probably be somewhat similar to one of the examples.

If you need further information, please consult the manual or online help that came with your browser software.

Most browsers have a menu item that allows you to set "options" or "preferences". One of these options or preferences affects how your browser uses its cache and communicates with our server. You must set this properly to ensure you are seeing the most current election results.

Netscape Navigator 4.0

  1. On the menu bar, select "Edit"
  2. Select "Preferences"
  3. In the Preferences window, click the little "+" next to "Advanced"
  4. Select "Cache"
  5. Under "Document in cache is compared to document on network:" select "Every time"
  6. Click the "OK" button to finish and close the "Preferences" window

Netscape Navigator 3.0

  1. On the menu bar, select "Options"
  2. Select "Network Preferences"
  3. In the Preferences window, Select "Cache" tab
  4. Under "Verify Documents:" select "Every time"
  5. Click the "OK" button to finish

Internet Explorer 3.0

  1. On the menu bar, select "View"
  2. Select "Options"
  3. In the Options window, click on the "Advanced" tab at the top
  4. In the "Temporary Internet Files section, click on the "Settings" button
  5. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages:" select "Every visit to the page"
  6. Click the "OK" button to close the "Settings" window
  7. Click the "OK" button to finish and close the "Options" window

Reload/Refresh

Most browsers have a button that allows you to reload the current page. In Netscape Navigator it's called "Reload"; In Microsoft Internet Explorer it's called "Refresh".

If you are only interested in one race and do not move from page to page, the Reload/Refresh button is the only way to get updated returns as they are posted. The pages will not automatically update by themselves.

If you believe you are looking at an old page for which there should be a newer version, try clicking your Reload/Refresh button. If the page doesn't change, please wait a minute or so and then try it again.

The returns are only updated approximately every fifteen minutes.

Using the Reload/Refresh button too much will not let you see the next update any sooner. It may also clog and significantly slow down your Internet connection.