Tiavea and Lufilufi pre-polling slow

The villages of Tiavea and Falefa had a slow pre-polling day on Thursday which is also the last day for pre-polling. 

A police officer who was stationed at Tiavea told Samoa Observer that they had a few voters coming in to cast their votes, but they come one by one. Their Thursday was not busy at all for many of the people will be voting on Friday.

It was the same for the Lufilufi pre-polling booth. The majority of the voters will be casting their votes on Friday, and a small percentage of the country has already had their say. 

A young voter, who did not want to be identified, who is from the Anoamaa 1 constituency in an interview with Samoa Observer, said he cannot wait to get this election out of the way as it is a bit pressured and it's all the people are talking about in his constituency.


"I just can't wait for tomorrow to be over, honestly, it has become a nuisance as the people that I meet are always asking on who I'll give my "x" to," he said.


For him, he is going to vote for the candidate he believes has done something for his constituency in the past years and not just when it was near the election. He understands his vote on Friday will determine his future for the next five years.

"This is not just an election, this is deciding our future. We (voters) have to be careful and think wisely about how we should vote. We should vote for someone who can help us develop the village in his district, but not someone who will give us money when it is near the election and then disappears for the next five years," he added.

Anomaa 1 has five candidates who are contesting in this election, they have Alaiasa Moefaauouo Malagaitutogiai Sepulona Moananu and Tialavea Tionisio Hunt from the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P).

Fonoti Limutau Menefata Faumuina Toso Asiata and Leuluama Vaai Faaee from the Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T) and Upuolevavau Agnes Susi Togialeoli- Ugapo from Samoa First.

So far, Moefaauouo Sepulona Moananu is in the lead.


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