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Correcting Recorded Votes (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Correcting Recorded Votes (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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 […]

Teller Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Teller Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Teller Vote photo credit: wjarrettc This is a largely moribund procedure in the House in the Committee of the Whole. Members file past tellers and are counted as for, or against, a measure, but they are not recorded individually. In the House, teller votes are […]

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Division of a Question for Voting photo credit: neoterra A practice that is more common in the Senate but also is used in the House whereby a member may demand a division of an amendment or a motion for purposes of amendment. The individual parts […]

Electronic Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Electronic Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Electronic Vote Voting terminal in the U.S. House. Image from the Clerk of the House. A vote in the House using electronic voting machines. Members insert voting cards into one of the devices located throughout the House chamber. Recorded and roll call votes are normally […]