From Nov 1800 to Mar 1803, Mattoon missed 88 of 184 roll call votes, which is 47.8%. This is much worse than the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1803. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||27||64.3%||98th|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||45||47.9%||84th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||16||33.3%||73rd|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000