From Mar 1903 to Mar 1925, Ball missed 404 of 1,486 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is on par with the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1925. 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 1903-Apr 1904||36||11||30.6%||43rd|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||7||12.5%||43rd|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||56||9||16.1%||21st|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||87||23||26.4%||62nd|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||40||14||35.0%||65th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||72||23||31.9%||54th|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||54||6||11.1%||25th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||7||9.1%||22nd|
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