From Dec 1817 to Dec 1819, Merrill missed 6 of 108 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is better than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1819. 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 1817-Apr 1818||64||1||1.6%||5th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||3||7.1%||30th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||2||2||100.0%||97th|
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