30 Aug 2018

Three American Samoans in running for US Representative

6:28 am on 30 August 2018

Three candidates have turned in their nominating petitions for the election of American Samoa's delegate to the US House of Representatives.

Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata is seeking a second term.

Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata Photo: Supplied/United States Congress

For the 21 seats in the local House of Representatives, 62 took out nominating petitions but as of yesterday only 35 had submitted their filled petitions.

The deadline to file for candidates running in the November 6 elections is September 1.

The three candidates who have filed papers to be on the ballot for the seat in the US Congress are incumbent Aumua Amata Radewagen, Meleagi Chapman and Tuika Tuika.

Fiti Tavai of the Election Office says a few staff members will work overtime to accommodate the deadline falling over the wekeend.

The Election Office says it has also received four outside absentee ballot requests so far.

Once the chief election officer certifies all the candidates, ballots will be sent to those who have submitted requests.