31 Oct 2018

Early voting for mid-terms underway in American Samoa

2:51 pm on 31 October 2018

Nearly 400 people have cast ballots in early voting for the mid-term election in American Samoa, set for 6 November.

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This year, voters will cast ballots for the territory's US Delegate, the local House of Representatives and a referendum on whether the Legislature should have the authority to override the governor's veto, instead of the US Secretary of Interior.

Early voting includes absentee ballots for those who are travelling off island and won't be in the territory on election day.

People serving in the US Armed Forces and students attending colleges overseas can also cast an absetee vote.

Thirty-five polling stations in the territory have been designated for election day, with polling open for 12 hours from 6am.