American Samoan general election, 2010

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The American Samoan general election of 2010 will take place on November 2, 2010.[1] The deadline to register as a candidate for the election is set as September 1, 2010.[1]

Voters in American Samoa will choose the 20 elected members of the American Samoa House of Representatives.[1] Voters will also cast their ballot for the federal Delegate to the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C and proposed revisions to the American Samoan Constitution.[1]

American Samoa House of Representatives[edit]

Voters chose 20 elected members of the American Samoa House of Representatives.[1][2] Six incumbent representatives lost their re-election bids.[2]

Revisions to Constitution of American Samoa[edit]

Voters will decide if the amendments and revisions to the Constitution of American Samoa which were proposed at the 2010 Constitutional Convention should be adopted.[1] The government will announce how many new amendments to the Constitution will be presented to the territory's voters as the election nears.[1]

Voters strongly rejected the proposed amendments to the Constitution, with 7,660 (70.17%) voting against the changes to 3,257 (29.83%) who voted yes.[3] Voters rejected the amendments to the Constitution in all 17 electoral districts of American Samoa as well as in the absentee ballot poll.[3]

Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Voters will also choose American Samoa's delegate to the United States House of Representatives, who holds office for a two year term. Incumbent Eni Faleomavaega won re-election to a 12th, two-year term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "American Samoa’s Chief Election Officer announces general election date". Radio New Zealand International. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b Sagapolutele, Fili (2010-11-03). "Local House race results hold some surprises". Samoa News. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b Fili Sagapolutele (November 3, 2010). "Voters strongly reject constitutional revisions". Samoa News. Retrieved November 5, 2010.