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Recorded vote

A vote upon which each members stand is individually made known. In the Senate, this is accomplished through a roll call of the entire membership, to which each on the floor must answer "yea", "nay" or, if he/she does not wish to vote, "present". Since January 1973, the House has used an electronic voting system for recorded votes, including yea-and -nay votes formerly taken by roll calls.

When not required by the Constitution, a recorded vote can be obtained on question in the House on the demand of one-fifth (44 Members) of a quorum, or one-fourth (25 members) of a quorum in the Committee of the Whole.

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