From Dec 1819 to Mar 1821, Buffum missed 16 of 147 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is better than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1821. 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 1819-May 1820||88||13||14.8%||54th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||3||5.1%||18th|
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