14 Nov 2012

Voting for American Samoa's gubernatorial race will begin tomorrow

8:47 am on 14 November 2012

American Samoa's chief election officer says local absentee voting in the run off election for the gubernatorial race will begin tomorrow, once the results of the November 6 general election become official.

Local law states there is a seven day waiting period for any contest to be filed in the general election and thereafter the results are made official by the chief election officer.

Unofficial results of the general election show the gubernatorial team of Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga will face off the team of Lieutinent Governor Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Taufete'e John Faumuina in the the 20th of November special election.

Chief election officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono says after the close of the contest period, local absentee voting will begin tomorrow through to Monday the 19th of November between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Election Office in Tafuna.