APIA, SAMOA – 24 AUGUST 2020: The Electoral Commissions’ Office has confirmed that only 16 applied to cast their votes in the pre-polling for Gagaifomauga No.3 by-election before it closed today.
The official also confirmed that pre-polling for Savaii is still open until Thursday prior to the by-election on Friday 28 August 2020.
The official said one elderly lady arrived late but she still has a chance to travel to Savaii to cast her vote.
Aside from pre-polling, there is also mobile voting that caters for places such as the Mapuifagalele Home for the Aged and hospitals.
The two candidates for the Gagaifomauga No.3. by-election are former Speaker Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao and Faaulusau Simi Laulua.
The seat was left vacant when former Speaker Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polata’ivao established a new political party – FAST last month and is competing under the party’s flag in the by-election.