Ely was the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1839 to 1841.
From Dec 1839 to Mar 1841, Ely missed 221 of 751 roll call votes, which is 29.4%. This is on par with the median of 30.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1841. 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 1839-Feb 1840||170||20||11.8%||18th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||61||49.6%||80th|
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