American Samoan electoral referendum, 1976

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A referendum on direct election of governors and vice governors was held in American Samoa on 31 August 1976. Voters were asked to approve an proposal which permitted direct popular election of governors and lieutenant governors. Turnout was low, but higher than previously at 24%. At this referendum, the fourth time the same proposal had been put before voters, it was solidly passed and direct election of governors and their lieutenants began with the election the following year.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 3,044 69.02
Against 1,366 30.98
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,410 100
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ American Samoa, 31 August 1976: Direct election of the governor and the vice governor Direct Democracy (German)
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