28 Jul 2010

Two confirmed candidates so far for American Samoa election

3:35 pm on 28 July 2010

There's limited interest so far in this year's elections in American Samoa with only two aspiring politicians having completed the acceptance process.

Nominations were first called for two weeks ago with 27 people having shown interest in running for the House of Representatives and three for the territory's seat in the US Congress so far.

Two people have been been approved as candidates after returning the required documents and paying the 300 US dollar fee.

Our Correspondent in American Samoa, Monica Miller says the two elections will be held on the 2nd of November.

"One is for the House of Representatives in American Samoa, where twenty seats will be up for grabs. And one seat from the Swains Island. And also American Samoa's delegate to the US Congress, the election will also be held for the delegate to Congress."

Monica Miller says people have until the 1st of September to register as a candidate.