Elections in American Samoa Article

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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 do not have a mechanism to affect the presidential election.

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

e •  d Summary of the 2 November and 16 November 2004 American Samoa Governor election results
Candidates % 1st round % 2nd round
Togiola Tulafono 48.4 55.7
Afoa Moega Lutu 39.4 44.3
Others 12.2 -
Total 100.0 100.0
Source: Samoanews.com and Rulers

2006 Legislative election

e •  d Summary of the 7 November 2006 American Samoa House of Representatives election results
Parties Votes % Representatives
Non-partisans   20
nonvoting delegate from Swains Island   1
Total (turnout %)   21

2004 Legislative election

e •  d Summary of the 2 November 2004 American Samoa House of Representatives election results
Parties Votes % Representatives
Non-partisans   20
nonvoting delegate from Swains Island   1
Total (turnout %)   21
e •  d Summary of the 2 November 2004 American Samoa Senate election results
Parties Senators
Senators elected by local chiefs 18
Total (turnout %) 18

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