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Registration Information | American Samoa Government – Election Office


A. Any person qualified to and desiring to register as a qualified elector in any election may present himself/herself at any time during business hours to an election officer, then and there to be examined under oath as to his/her qualifications as a qualified elector. Except that absent uniformed service members and overseas voters may register to vote in abstentia and vote in elections for the Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, absent uniformed service members, listing American Samoa as their home of record, may register to vote in abstentia and vote in local elections. See Appendix A for more information.

All applicants desiring to register shall furnish the Chief Election Officer with identification duly issued by a governmental agency, containing a photographic likeness of the applicant, and shall make and subscribe to an application in the form of an affidavit. The affidavit must contain the following information:

1. Name;

2. Social Security Number;

3. Date of Birth;

4. Age;

5. Residence;

6. Place of Current Employment;

7. That the residence stated in the affidavit is not simply because of the person’s presence in the territory/district, but that the residence was acquired with the intent to make American Samoa/district, the person’s legal residence with all the accompanying obligations therein; and

8. That the person is a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. National.

B. The applicant shall swear to the truth of the allegations in his/her application before the Election Officer. Unless contested by a qualified elector, the Election Officer may accept as prime facie evidence the allegations of the applicant contained in the affidavit. In any other case where the Election Officer shall so desire or believe it to be expedient, he/she may demand that the applicant furnish substantiating evidence to the allegations of his/her application.

C. If the Election Officer is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to be registered as a voter, the applicant shall then affix his/her signature to the affidavit and the Election Officer shall affix his/her signature; or he/she shall enter “unable to sign” and the reason in the space provided for the applicant’s signature.

D. A qualified elector having once been registered shall not be required to register again for any succeeding election, except otherwise provided by law.

via Registration Information | American Samoa Government – Election Office

The General Election voter registration deadline is October 11th, 2016 – Monday, 4:30pm, according to their elections calendar.


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