Process :: Chamber :: Voting
Voting is an important part of Representatives' jobs.
Each Representative has a desk on the House Floor. Representatives use buttons on their desk to make their vote. Votes are displayed for everyone to see on a large board at the front of the chamber. The large board shows the name of each Representative and how they voted. A loud bell rings throughout the House Chamber, to alert members and the audience when it is time to vote.
if a Representative isn't at his/her desk? Sometimes a vote is
called while a Member is waiting to speak at the microphone, or they are
away from their desk, but on the House floor. If that happens, they can
still vote using their fingers. Below
shows how 1, 2, or 3 fingers can mean "yes", "no"
or "not voting."