The Green Papers: American Samoa 2020 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2020. Find 2021 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Filing Deadline .
Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably) - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

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

2020 General Election releases from the American Samoa Election Office.

Certified Candidates for the 3 November 2020 General Election from the American Samoa Election Office.

3 November 2020 returns from the American Samoa Election Office.


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

Seat up for regular election
Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected (Democratic) 7,154 60.32% Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
for Lieutenant Governor, former Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo "Salo" Va'alele Ale
  Candidate (Independent) 2,594 21.87% island Senator Gaoteote P. Tofau
for Lieutenant Governor, Senator Faiivae Iuli Godinet
  Candidate (Independent) 1,461 12.32% former Representative I'aulualo Fa'afetai Talia
for Lieutenant Governor, Tapa'au Dr. Dan Mageo Aga
  Candidate (Independent) 652 5.50% Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga "Nua" Nua
for Lieutenant Governor, Tapumanaia Galu Satele, Jr.
Total 11,861 100.00%  

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan.

Seat up for regular election Republican Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2016, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected (Republican) 9,880 83.50% Territorial Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
FEC H4AS00036; 31 Dec 20; Tot $75,727; Dsb $76,126
  Candidate (Democratic) 1,704 14.40% Oreta Tufaga-Mapu Crichton
FEC H0AS01016; 14 Oct 20; Tot $36,273; Dsb $20,451
  Candidate (Democratic) 249 2.10% Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman
FEC H4AS00093
Total 11,833 100.00%  

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 incumbent, 3 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  (blank): 7 candidates
  Independent: 3 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.


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

Election Authority
  American Samoa Election Office Facebook
  American Samoa Government Election Office
  American Samoa Democratic Party
  American Samoa Democratic Party.
  Democratic Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 1281; Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; 684-252-7219
  Republican Party of American Samoa
  Republican Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 3564; Pago Pago, AS 96799; (684) 699-9609
Media & others
  Manuatele.NET - Manu'a - American Samoa - American Samoa
  Samoa News
  Samoa Observer


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