Rep. John Elston
Former Representative for California’s 6th District
Elston was the representative for California’s 6th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1917-1923) and previously a Progressive (1915-1917). He served from 1915 to 1923.
From Dec 1915 to Dec 1921, Elston missed 251 of 902 roll call votes, which is 27.8%. This is on par with the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1921. 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 1915-Feb 1916||16||2||12.5%||41st|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||6||9.7%||30th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||1||2.9%||8th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||8||12.7%||33rd|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||9||23.1%||52nd|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||32||34.8%||81st|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||5||5||100.0%||99th|
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