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Am. Samoa Readies For Gubernatorial Run-Off Polls
Officials call on all registered voters to cast ballots

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Nov. 19, 2012) – American Samoa’s territory’s chief election officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono is pleading with all registered voters in the Territory to go to the polls tomorrow.

Electors will make the final decision to elect a new governor and lieutenant governor tomorrow to lead the territory over the next four years.

Although the 2012 voter rolls have close to 18,000 registered voters, official results of the 6th of November general election shows just over 13,000 ballots were counted in the gubernatorial race.

The top two gubernatorial teams to face off in tomorrow’s run off election are Lolo Matalasi Moliga, running with Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga, and Lieutenant Governor Faoa Aitofele Sunia running with Taufete’e John Faumuina.

Soliai says he is very hopeful for a much bigger turnout of voters for the run off race.

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