State of American Samoa Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


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.

General Information