Healthy Voting in American Samoa

For the November 8, 2022 general election in American Samoa

  • All voters must be registered to cast a ballot.
  • You must state a specific reason to vote by mail.

  • Polling places are open on Election Day.

  • All voters are asked to show a photo ID.

Healthy Voting tips

Voting is an important way to promote health for yourself and your community. When you vote, you exercise your voice on decisions that have a big impact on your health and the health of your family and neighbors, like access to transportation, funding for health care, and clean water and air.

There are many options for healthy voting. Voting by mail is a good option because it lets you maintain physical distance and helps reduce crowding on Election Day. Early voting in person is another option that lets you choose when you cast your ballot in advance of Election Day. But however you vote this year, you can do it in a way that protects and promotes your health.

If you have more questions about voting in your state, contact your local election office or American Samoa's central election office.

Phone: (684) 699-3570
Email: info@eo.as.gov


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Voting by mail is a healthy option because you vote at home. If you go out at all, it's only to mail or drop off your ballot.

Voting by mail is also called absentee voting in American Samoa.

Deadline to return your ballot
Election Day, November 8 by 1:30 pm. All ballots must be delivered to the elections office by this time. Postmarks don’t count!

How to get your ballot

An excuse is required to vote by mail.

The deadline to request a ballot is October 25, 2022.

You can:

  • Download, print, and mail a request form.
  • Download and email a request form.
  • Call or visit your local elections office.

Remember:

  • You must sign the form in ink.

How to return your ballot

Drop it off in person:

  • At your elections office.

Mail it:

  • Take it to a post office.
  • Put it in a Post Office blue mailbox.
  • Put it in your own mailbox for the mail carrier to collect.

Make sure your ballot counts! Remember...


  • Be sure to sign the declaration on the return envelope.

  • Seal inner and outer envelopes.

  • Closely follow all instructions to ensure your ballot is counted.

  • Return your ballot promptly. Postmarks don't count! 

Healthy tips for voting by mail in American Samoa

  • If you are dropping off your ballot at a mailbox, drop box, or voting location, follow local public health guidelines. Get vaccinated and boosted, keep physical distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
More tips for healthy voting by mail

When you vote in person on Election Day, you go to a voting center to mark and cast your ballot in person. Voting centers also have accessible voting systems and language access options.

Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Polling places are open on Election Day.

  • All voters are asked to show a photo ID.

Healthy tips for voting in person on Election Day in American Samoa

  • Follow instructions for healthy voting at your in-person voting location.
  • Get vaccinated and boosted, keep physical distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
  • If you can, go when the polling place will not be as busy, usually mid-morning or early-afternoon.
More tips for healthy voting in person

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