American Samoan electoral referendum, 1974

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A referendum on direct election of governors and vice governors was held in American Samoa on 18 June 1974. Voters were asked to approve an proposal which permitted direct popular election of governors and lieutenant governors. Turnout was even lower than the previous similar referendum, at 17.20%. The measure was narrowly rejected, with 48.20% voting yes and 51.80 voting no.[1] An identical measure would be put before voters again two years later and was passed.


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