4.0108 Recall procedure.

(a) Governors of American Samoa may be removed from office by a referendum election in which at least 2/3 of the number of persons voting for Governor in the last preceding general election at which a Governor was elected, vote in favor of recall and in which those so voting constitute a majority of all those participating in the referendum election.

(b) The referendum election shall be initiated by the Legislature following:

(1) a 2/3, or more, vote of the members of each house of the Legislature in favor of a referendum; or

(2) a petition for the referendum to the Legislature by qualified electors equal in number to at least 50 percent of the whole number of votes cast for Governor at the last general election at which a Governor was elected preceding the filing of the petition.

History: 1977, PL 15-23 § 1.