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American Samoa

American Samoa

54,194 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

16,776 N/A

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 17, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives
American Somoan Senate Upper House
American Somoan Governor Governor Head of Government
American Somoan House of Representatives Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Donald TRUMP
  • Head of Government: Governor Lolo Matalasi MOLIGA
  • Assembly: American Samoa has a bicameral Legislature (Fono) consisting of the Senate with 18 seats and the House of Representatives with 21 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 4-year term.
  • Governor is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate 18 members are selected by regional governing councils to serve 2-year terms.[i] In the House of Representatives, 20 members are elected by popular vote to serve 2-year terms and 1 member is elected by public meeting on Swains Island to serve a 2-year term.[ii]

* Senators are selected by local chiefs through a method called faa-Samoa, showing that they are in good standing in the community.

** The member elected by public meeting on Swains Island is a nonvoting member of the House of Representatives.

 

[i] Senators are selected by local chiefs through a method called faa-Samoa, showing that they are in good standing in the community.

[ii] The member elected by public meeting on Swains Island is a nonvoting member of the House of Representatives.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
American Somoan Senate 2014-11-04 - - -
Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives 2014-11-04 10,246 16,776 -
American Somoan House of Representatives 2014-11-04 11,913 16,776 -

Voter Turnout