How exactly does the senate vote?

On July 16, 2013, in Senate Debate, by admin

I’ve seen the senate sometimes on CSPAN debate bills and then afterwards they vote for the bills. But when the voting is shown, all I see is the senators just walking around talking. And the announcer just randomly says the names of certain senators. Then a few minutes later, the votes are counted automatically. I don’t see anyone walk up to the table and leave a vote or anything. Do they vote electronically? I don’t understand.

Step 1: the Republicans filibuster it so no one votes.

(they have electronic push-button voting)

 

2 Responses to “How exactly does the senate vote?”

  1. Infinite Fractal Consciousness says:

    Step 1: the Republicans filibuster it so no one votes.

    (they have electronic push-button voting)
    References :

  2. Pat says:

    Sometimes they vote electronically, and the votes are shown on a big board that looks like a scoreboard.
    When you hear the names, that’s called a roll call vote.
    The clerk calls each name, and the senator votes yes or no.
    The clerk keeps track of the votes.
    Sometimes there’s just a voice vote of "all in favor, say aye, all opposed say no"
    Then you don’t know how each senator voted.
    People are walking around in there all the time.
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