The Green Papers: American Samoa 2018 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2018. Find 2019 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Saturday 1 September 2018 - Filing Deadline.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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

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

6 November 2018:
2018 Election Calendar from the American Samoa Election Office.
Results from Samoa News.
We have been unable to obtain the certified results as of 31 January 2019.


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: Two consecutive terms. Territorial Governor

  Nonpartisan Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan.

Seat up for regular election Republican Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected (Republican) 7,194 83.28% Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
FEC H4AS00036; 26 Nov 18; Tot $166,191; Dsb $166,136
  Candidate (Independent) 785 9.09% Tuika Tuika
FEC H2AS00030
  Candidate (Democratic) 659 7.63% Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman
FEC H4AS00093
Total 8,638 100.00%  

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  (blank): 3 candidates
  Independent: 1 candidate
  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.


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
  American Samoa Democratic Party
  American Samoa Democratic Party.
  Democratic Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 1045; Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; 684-633-2828
  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 - American Samoa
  Samoa News
  Samoa Observer


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