The Green Papers: American Samoa 2016 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2016. Find 2017 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p SST (1700-0500 UTC).
 
Capital:Fagatogo (formerly "Pago Pago")
 

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American Samoa State and Local Government

American Samoa 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Political parties are not officially utilized in elections in American Samoa.


2016 General Election from the American Samoa Government - Election Office.

8 November 2016 returns from the American Samoa Government - Election Office.

 
           

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: Two consecutive terms. Territorial Governor

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Lieutenant Governor: Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Mauga
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected (Independent) 7,235 60.17% Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
for Lieutenant Governor: Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
  Candidate (Independent) 4,305 35.80% former Lieutenant Governor: Faoa Aitofele Sunia
for Lieutenant Governor: Larry S. Sanitoa
  Candidate (Independent) 484 4.03% Tuika Tuika
for Lieutentant Governor: Salanoa Iuni Maeva Saveena
Total 12,024 100.00%  

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan.

Seat up for regular election Republican Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list (5)
  Elected (Republican) 8,923 75.40% Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
FEC H4AS00036; 28 Nov 16; Tot $78,278; Dsb $71,982
  Candidate (Democratic) 1,581 13.36% Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau
FEC H6AS00031; 19 Oct 16; Tot $41,670; Dsb $38,167
  Candidate (Democratic) 978 8.26% Paepaetele Mapu Saei "Mapu" Jamias
FEC H4AS00069; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,803; Dsb $8,243
  Candidate (Democratic) 181 1.53% Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman
FEC H4AS00093
  Candidate (Independent) 171 1.44% Tim Jones
FEC H6AS00049
Total 11,834 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
Independents
  (blank): 8 candidates
  Independent: 4 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Revised Constitution Of American Samoa
Election Authority
  American Samoa Election Office
  American Samoa Government
Democratic
  American Samoa Democratic Party
  Democratic Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 1045; Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; 684-633-2828
Republican
  Republican Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 3564; Pago Pago, AS 96799; (684) 699-9609
Media & others
  American Samoa, History, Tourism, Culture, Politics - AmSamoa.NET
  Manuatele.NET - Manu'a - American Samoa
  Politics1.com - American Samoa
  Samoa News
  Samoa Observer

 


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