11 November 2014

American Samoa voters choose new Congressional Delegate

photo by manuatele.net

American Samoa Elects New Non-Voting Delegate to 

U.S. House of Representatives

IFES Election Guide
Democracy Assistance and Elections News

Located in the Pacific, American Samoa has a population of 54,517 with 16,776 registered voters.[i] [ii] 

Preliminary results for the non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives have Republican challenger Aumua Amata RADEWAGEN winning 42 percent of the vote, while Democratic incumbent Eni FALEOMAVAEGA won 31 percent of the vote.[iii] 
Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA served 14 consecutive terms in office.[iv] Preliminary results for American Samoa’s House of Representatives and Senate are still being tabulated. 

Turnout for the election was not expected to be high.[v] Final results are expected in the coming weeks.

[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2812/
[ii] http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/258598/american-samoa-voters-head-to-polls
[iii] http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/223113-american-samoa-delegate-loses-seat
[iv] http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/11/05/3956414_1st-woman-elected-as-american.html?rh=1
[v] http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/258598/american-samoa-voters-head-to-polls