Recorded Vote / Roll Call Vote (

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Recorded Vote / Roll Call Vote


Roll Call Vote on H.R. 2126


Recorded Vote: A vote upon which each member’s stand is individually made known. In the Senate, this is accomplished through a roll call of the entire membership, to which each senator on the floor must answer “yea,” “nay” or, if he/she does not wish to vote, “present.” Since January 1973, the House has used an electronic voting system for recorded votes, including yea-and -nay votes formerly taken by roll calls.

Roll Call Vote / Roll-Call Vote: A vote in which members are recorded by name for or against a measure.

When not required by the Constitution, a recorded vote can be obtained on a question in the House on the demand of one-fifth (44 members) of a quorum, or one-fourth (25 members) of a quorum in the Committee of the Whole.


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