roll-call vote

roll-call vote

A counted vote by roll call, in which the secretary calls each member’s name, in answer to which the member casts aloud his or her vote.

? The U.S. Constitution provides that ¡°the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.¡± U.S. Const. art. I, ¡ì 5, cl. 3.

¡ª Also termed vote by yeas and nays; yeas and nays. See roll call under CALL(1).


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