On just my 11th day as Hawaii's newest member of Congress I have voted YEA to impeach the President of the United States.
He must be held accountable for inciting violent & deadly insurrection on our democracy & our nations capitol.
We must remove him from office.
Voting in the House has not changed much since an electronic voting system was first used on January 23, 1973, with the goal of making voting periods shorter. The latest version of the EVS system was installed in 2004. There are 47 voting stations around the House chamber,, and members can use any of them to vote using a card they carry.
Few votes are held in the format that existed decades ago, when individual names were read aloud, but electronic voting isn't mandatory. Lawmakers can come down to the well of the chamber, in front of the clerks, and use a system of color-coded cards to write their votes and hand them to a tally clerk.
Before electronic voting was introduced, this well-worn object, two Veeder-Root manual counters welded together, was often the center of attention on the Floor of the House.