24 Aug 2010

American Samoa's Chief Election Officer announces general election date

9:41 am on 24 August 2010

American Samoa's Chief Election Officer has announced November 2 as the date for the Territory's general election.

The deadline to file nomination papers and petition to be candidate for the general election is September the 1st.

This year voters will go to the polls to elect the delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voters will also cast ballots on the 20 elected seats of the American Samoa House of Representatives.

Also in this year's election, voters will decide on whether the Revised Constitution of American Samoa shall be revised in accordance with the amendments approved by the 2010 Constitutional Convention.

The government has yet to announce as to how the amendments will be put on the ballot.