2 Nov 2010

Ballot boxes head to American Samoa's islands for tomorrow's election

6:55 am on 2 November 2010

Ballot boxes for the Manu'a island group in American Samoa departs the main island of Tutuila later this morning for tomorrow's general election.

The Chief Election Officer Soliai Tuipine says the ballot boxes will be accompanied by election officials, who will conduct local absentee voting in Manu'a.

Absentee voting on Tutuila began last week and it officially ends today at the close of business

All 44 polling stations territory will open tomorrow at 6am for 12 hours.

As in past election years, polling stations in Manu'a usually close early, as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots.

The election team will return to Tutuila later tomorrow afternoon.