TO AMEND S. 10, A BILL CONCERNING POLYGAMY IN UTAH, BY ELIMINATING A PROHIBITION ON WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN UTAH.

Date:

Jan 6, 1886

Number:

Senate Vote #18
49th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 12
 
 
16%
10 2
  Nay 42
 
 
55%
19 23
Not Voting 22
 
 
29%
13 9
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.