American Samoan constitutional referendum, 2014

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A constitutional referendum was held in American Samoa on 4 November 2014. The proposed amendment to the constitution would allow the Fono to override vetoes by the Governor.[1]


The proposal amendment to the constitution would allow the Fono to override vetoes issued by the Governor by a two-thirds majority vote in cases where the Governor rejected legislation that had been passed twice by the Fono. It was approved by the Senate on 18 February 2014, and was supported by Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga.[2] As it involves amending the constitution, the proposal will also have to be approved by the United States Congress.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 2,670 26.2
Against 7,526 73.8
Invalid/blank votes
Total 10,196 100
Registered voters/turnout 16,776
Source: Elections Office


  1. ^ Community Briefs Samoa News, 15 April 2014
  2. ^ a b Referendum to override gov's veto—without DOI — one step closer to ballot Samoa News, 19 February 2014
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