State of American Samoa Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

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. Please consult the Government Election Office 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
  • Social Security Card
  • 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
  • Birth Certificate

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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you choose to fax or email your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax or email the form directly to the Chief Election Officer.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you choose to fax or email your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax or email the form directly to the Chief Election Officer.