Correcting Recorded Votes (

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Correcting Recorded Votes

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Rules prohibit members of both chambers from changing their votes after the result has been taken, however, a member may announce that she was “incorrectly recorded.” In the Senate, a request to change one’s vote almost always receives unanimous consent. In the House, members are prohibited from changing their votes if tallied by the electronic voting system. If the vote was taken by roll call, a change is permissible if consent is granted.

Also see Voice Vote; Vote; § 6.130, House Floor: Voting, § 6.250, Voting in the Senate, in Congressional Deskbook.

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