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Elections in American Samoa


Elections in American Samoa

The American Samoan Legislature or Fono has two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate with a directly elected head of government, the Governor of American Samoa. The House of Representatives has 21 members, elected for a two year term, 14 in single-seat districts, 6 from dual-seat districts and 1 by a public meeting on Swain Island. The Senate has 18 members, elected for a four year term by and from the chiefs of the islands. The Governor and their deputy, the Lieutenant Governor are elected on a 4 year term.

As a US territory, American Samoa also votes to send a delegate to the US House of Representatives. The official head of state is the President of the United States although the people of American Samoa have do not have a mechanism to affect the presidential election.


  • Latest elections 1
    • 2004 US House election 1.1
    • 2004 gubernatorial election 1.2
    • 2006 Legislative election 1.3
    • 2004 Legislative election 1.4
  • Past elections 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Latest elections

2004 US House election

Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr. has been the Delegate to the US House of Representatives from American Samoa since January 3, 1989. He was unopposed in 2004.

2004 gubernatorial election

2006 Legislative election

2004 Legislative election

Past elections

See also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archives
  • Report on Radio New Zealand about the 2006 General Election

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