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Governor Togiola Signs Absentee Military Voter Bill



American Samoa (May 23, 2008) - According to press release from the Office of the Governor, Governor Togiola Tulafono signed this week the Absentee Military Voter Bill allowing military service members to vote from off island starting in the November election.

"This bill goes a long way toward maximizing access to the voting process for our uniformed service members who, because of their military commitment to serve, cannot be present in the Territory during our local elections. This bill is a testament to our support for our Toa o Samoa who serve their country and island home all over the globe. This legislation is an appropriate way to honor commitment of our sons and daughters who serve their country and Territory in uniform," said the governor.

For more information on the Absentee Military Voter Bill, you may visit http://americansamoa.gov/news08/PR0805193.htm.