Alston was the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1807 to 1811.
From Oct 1807 to Mar 1811, Alston missed 174 of 528 roll call votes, which is 33.0%. This is worse than the median of 19.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1811. 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|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||36||31.0%||75th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||5||17.2%||66th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||24||23.1%||55th|
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