From Feb 1818 to Feb 1827, Lincoln missed 124 of 486 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is worse than the median of 16.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1827. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||49||49||100.0%||97th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||8||19.0%||66th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||46||52.3%||87th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||2||3.4%||9th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||7||9.9%||45th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||7||8.9%||35th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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