From Jan 1794 to Mar 1806, Jackson missed 73 of 379 roll call votes, which is 19.3%. This is worse than the median of 12.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1806. 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|
|Dec 1794-Mar 1795||19||3||15.8%||50th|
|Dec 1795-Jan 1796||1||1||100.0%||0th|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||60||5||8.3%||27th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||27||1||3.7%||8th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||104||11||10.6%||36th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||46||9||19.6%||76th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||47||40||85.1%||94th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo