February 2012 Feature of the Month

How did my Legislator vote?

Do you ever wonder how your Representative or Senator voted on a particular bill? The roll call votes that Legislators cast are matters of public record and are recorded in the official Journals of the House and Senate. And as you learned in last month's Feature of the Month, Journals are published to the legislative website after adjournment of each daily session, therefore making the roll call votes accessible online.

What you may not know is that beginning with the 2011-2012 Legislative Session, roll call votes became even more accessible due to new features on the legislative website. In just a matter of seconds you can now access votes cast by an individual Senator or Representative, see a complete list of all votes recorded in the Senate or House, or find recorded votes on individual bills. Now, more than ever, it's easy and fast to find out how your Legislator voted.

Roll call votes are now accessible on the following pages of the South Carolina Legislature website:
House and Senate Bio Pages
Legislation Page
Research Page
Bill Title Page for Individual Bills - Homepage Quick Search menu to select Bill Number
Bill History Action for Individual Bills - Homepage Quick Search menu to select Bill Number

To learn more about how to access votes on each of these pages, check out the House or Senate Roll Call Vote History Quick Guide.

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