American Samoa Voting Rights Restoration

Misdemeanor convictions in American Samoa

You never lose the right to vote if convicted of a misdemeanor, even while incarcerated. 

You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.

Felony conviction in American Samoa

You lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a felony. If you are on parole, probation, or have fully completed your sentence, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.

Next steps for restoring voting rights in American Samoa

If you have completed your incarceration for a felony conviction, and have been on "good behavior" for two years, your rights are restored even if on probation or parole. If you have had your civil rights restored to you sooner, you may vote. Your two years begins from when you were sentenced or when you were released from incarceration, whichever is later.

In all states, it's a felony to vote if your voting rights are currently revoked. If you are uncertain about your status from the information provided on this page, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for more information.



For help with:

  • Registering to vote
  • Requesting an absentee ballot
  • Requesting a mail-in ballot


For help with finding your Election Official.