American Samoa

Constitution of American Samoa (1960, last amended 1979)

Updated: June 2015

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Article II, section (7) states:

Every person of the age of 18 years or upwards who is a United States national and who has lived in American Samoa for a total of at least two years and has been a bona fide resident of the election district where he offers to vote for at least one year next preceding the election and who meets such registration requirements as may be pre­scribed by law shall be deemed a qualified elec­tor at such election.

 

Excerpt from the Constitution of American Samoa (1960, last amended 1979)

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Article II, section (7) states:

No person under guardianship, non compos mentis, or insane shall be qualified to vote at any election.

 

Article IV, section (3) states:

The Secretary of American Samoa, who may be referred to as Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, shall have all the powers and duties of the Governor in the case of a vacancy in the office of Governor or the disability or temporary absence of the Governor. He shall record and preserve the laws and executive orders, and transmit copies thereof to the Secretary of the Interior. He shall have and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or assigned to him by the Governor.

 

Excerpt from the Constitution of American Samoa (1960, last amended 1979)

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Article IV, section (3) states:

The Secretary of American Samoa, who may be referred to as Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, shall have all the powers and duties of the Governor in the case of a vacancy in the office of Governor or the disability or temporary absence of the Governor. He shall record and preserve the laws and executive orders, and transmit copies thereof to the Secretary of the Interior. He shall have and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or assigned to him by the Governor.

 
Excerpt from the Constitution of American Samoa (1960, last amended 1979)