24 Oct 2014

Swains Islanders called on to elect representative

8:30 am on 24 October 2014

American Samoa's Election Commissioner Tuaolo Fruean is calling a meeting of Swains Islanders this Saturday to elect their representative to the House of Representatives.

The Swains delegate is selected by consensus rather than in a secret ballot.

In the past when there were still people living on Swains the meeting to select a representative was usually held on the island.

But over the last twenty years the meetings have been held on Tutuila.

This year it is in the Elections Office with officials present as observers only.

Su'a Alexander Jennings has been the non voting delegate for Swains over the last nine years.