11 Jun 2013

Almost 2000 names purged from voter roll in American Samoa

4:39 am on 11 June 2013

Almost two thousand registered voters in American Samoa have been purged from the voter roll following last November's general election.

The local law states that a voter's name is purged when the individual does not vote in the last two consecutive elections or within four years.

More than 1500 names were purged after the 2010 general election.

The Election Office says in its quarterly report that from January to March the 31st this year, over 1,900 names were purged and letters were sent out to inform the individuals their names have been removed from the Official Roll of Registered Voters.

The Election Office says those affected will need to re-register in order to vote in the 2014 election.