From Dec 1829 to Jun 1834, Ellsworth missed 223 of 957 roll call votes, which is 23.3%. This is worse than the median of 18.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1834. 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 1829-May 1830||185||38||20.5%||77th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||7||8.0%||33rd|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||4||7.5%||44th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||26||18.2%||53rd|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||25||71.4%||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