Elections in American Samoa

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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[edit]

2004 US House election[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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