Voting "Present" in a vote in the Senate means that that Senator is making no vote on the issue, either for or against. He or she is registering on the record that he or she was there when the vote was taken. a 'present' vote is not 'maybe,' says Tribunecolumnist Eric Zorn, after consulting Democratic and Republican state legislators.
Because bills need "yes" votes to pass, "present" translates to "a soft no," as Deputy Republican Senate Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont put it. "One use for it is when you favor an idea, but you think the bill has a fatal flaw of some sort," she said. "Another is when you have a conflict of interest. And another is when you want to play both sides of the fence . . . or to avoid casting a vote that your next opponent will try to take out of context." Across the aisle, Sen. John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, defined "present" as "no with an explanation." Cullerton said another use of the seemingly squirrelly vote is to "signify displeasure with the process, but not the concept." He added that you'd be hard-pressed to find members of the General Assembly--including key allies of John McCain--who don't use it from time to time for various reasons.
a senate is a group of people voting on laws
There are 100 voting members in the Senate.
what is a voting method in the senate in which members voise their votes in turn
The Senate voting on a new bill is an activity performed by which branch of government?
How did this pattern affect the voting power of the North and South in the U.S. Senate?
yes the people in the senate are chosen by the people through voting
The US Senate had 100 voting members, 2 from each state. Once in a while a vacancy occurs and the Senate may be short some of its members for a little while.
You are not required to present identification when voting in an election in Montana.
No, you are not required to present identification when voting in an election in Utah.
When the president makes an appointment, the nomination is sent to the Senate. There, the support of a majority of the senators present and voting is needed for confirmation.
2 I think
Voting on treaties.
The voter is not required to present identification when voting in an election in Oklahoma.
Yes, you are required to present identification when voting in an election in Texas.
Yes, you must present identification when voting in an election in Virginia.
The Constitution gives the vice president the role of presiding over the Senate, and voting in the Senate if there is a tie.
No, you are not required to present identification when voting in an election in South Carolina.
No, you are not required to present identification when voting in an election in Washington state.
Conviction requires 2/3 of the Senators voting , which would mean 67 senators voting to convict, if all showed up to vote.
Based on the Constitution the VP of the US is President of the Senate without voting right
He is the VP and not a voting member of the Senate, but he can vote in the event of a tie.
The President of the Senate (Vice President of the United States) is given that authority in the US Constitution. He may choose not to vote which would have the same effect as voting nay.