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Election Office reminds that voter registration ends on Tuesday, Oct. 11

ASG Election Office

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of last week, more than 14,000 electors were on the voter roll for the Nov. 08 Midterm Election, and Chief Election Officer, Uiagalelei Lealofi reminds all qualified individuals who have not registered to vote that the deadline to register is Oct. 11

You may register to vote at the Election Office in Tafuna during normal business hours for regular voter registration as well as those requesting to vote absentee who will be temporarily absent from the territory on Election Day.

Today, Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the last day to register to vote and it’s also the last day for electors, who have already registered, to transfer from one voting district to another as well as for “name changes”.

For local and overseas absentee voting, Uiagalelei said total absentee voters who have already voted stands at 101.

For voter registration: those who have just turned 18 years old; those who have not registered to vote but are qualified; and those who have been purged from the voter registration list should register at the Election Office.

Documents needed to register to vote are: Birth Certificate or Valid U.S Passport, Social Security card and a Government photo ID.


Uiagalelei also said that on Oct 13, the Election Office team will go out to villages to assist absentee voting for voters with disabilities, to be conducted at their homes.

“We already met with the Office of Samoan Affairs, and we reminded village pulenu’u about the importance of their role on Election Day and needing their assistance in identifying voters with disabilities,” he said.

Additionally, the Election Office has included village pulenu’u to attend the poll workers’ training which starts Oct. 26 for the eastern district; Oct. 27 for central district; and Oct. 28 for the Western District.

On its website (, the Election Office said it currently has a database of Disabled Voters, which the office updates frequently utilizing village mayors and home visits. “Our goal is to make every effort possible to reach and assist every qualified individual, to have their vote count,” it says.

If a voter with disabilities is in need of assistance to register or to cast a ballot, contact the Election Office at 699-3570 or 699-3571. Also call the same numbers for any questions on voter registration and the upcoming Mid-term Election.