American Samoan electoral referendum, 1972

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A referendum on direct election of governors and vice governors was held in American Samoa on 7 August 1972. Voters were asked to approve an proposal which permitted direct popular election of governors and lieutenant governors. The turnout of 28.20% was very low, and the measure was rejected, with 17.30% voting yes and 82.70 voting no.[1] An identical measure would be put before voters three more times until it was approved in 1976.


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