From Dec 1816 to Apr 1818, Ashmun missed 51 of 120 roll call votes, which is 42.5%. This is much worse than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1818. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||1||1.9%||21st|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||67||50||74.6%||88th|
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