State of American Samoa Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Early Voting

If you are registered to vote and are going to be temporarily absent from the Territory on Election Day, you may request to vote early via an absentee ballot. You should do so in person or in writing from the Chief Election Officer after the ballots are available up to 430pm on the day before the election.

You must provide proof and travel and submit your vote to the Election Office before your travel.

Valid reasons to vote by absentee ballot include:

  • You are on travel for medical treatment
  • You are on travel for military-related assignments
  • You are on travel for employment-related training, conference or assignments
  • You are on vacation

Absentee Voting

Any voter who will be absent from the Territory or present in the Territory but absent from their polling location or otherwise unable to cast their ballot on Election Day, may apply for an absentee ballot.

Voters are eligible to vote absentee for a number of reasons, including:

  • You will be traveling and absent from the Territory on Election Day
  • You are a student at an institution of learning who will be absent from the Territory on Election Day
  • You are confined to a hospital or public institution
  • You are confined at home because of illness or physical disability
  • Your religious beliefs prevent you from attending the polls
  • You are employed as an election official on election day

Please inquire for the specific cases, procedures and deadlines for different categories of absentee voting.

You are eligible to vote in American Samoa if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of American Samoa
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in American Samoa if:

  • You are registered to vote in another state

Voter Registration

In order to complete your voter registration in American Samoa, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Accepted IDs include:

  • Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency

If you are registering absentee in American Samoa, you need to provide one of the following forms of ID:

  • Certified Abstract of Registration of Birth and Photo ID issued by a Government Agency
  • Valid US Passport

Together with one of the following:

  • Official notice from the Social Security Administration identifying your Social Security Number
  • Social Security Card

Voting In-Person

In American Samoa, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid American Samoa Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid US Passport

If you do not have an ID from this list, in American Samoa you may show a combination of two IDs from the following:

  • Other Government Issued Photo ID
  • Birth Certificate

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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