Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Roll Call Vote

 

A roll call vote is a recorded vote that is cast by each member responding orally as the clerk calls each member by name for his or her response to the question.

 

U.S. Senate Definition

 

“A vote in which each senator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the clerk, so that the names of senators voting on each side are recorded. Under the Constitution, a roll call vote must be held if demanded by one-fifth of a quorum of senators present, a minimum of 11. Roll Call Vote Tables (1989-present)”