From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
Correcting Recorded Votes
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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- Senate Rule XII – Voting Procedure
- House Rule XX – Voting And Quorum Calls
- “Record Voting in the House of Representatives: Issues and Options,” CRS Report RL34570 (175-page PDF)
- “Analysis of an Estimate of the Total Costs of Federal Regulations,” CRS Report R41763 (38-page PDF)
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