5 Sep 2014

Nine vying for American Samoa's seat in congress

6:31 am on 5 September 2014

Nine candidates will be vying for American Samoa's seat in the United States Congress while 46 are in the running for 20 of the 21 seats in the local House of Representatives.

American Samoans go to the polls on November 4th.

The Election Office has released the names of candidates after determining they are eligible to have their names placed on the ballot.

Two incumbent representatives will be returning to their seats without an election, as they are the only ones running in their districts.

In the local house race, all incumbents are seeking reelection.