The Baltimore Sun examined 768 City Council votes and 667 votes taken by council committees, covering every bill for which a record was kept since the current term began in December 2011. This graphic shows how often members were present to cast a vote. Voting attendance varies wildly. Robert Curran of District 3 in Northeast Baltimore has missed 66% of his committee votes, attending only 48 of 109 votes.
I created two separate graphics to visualize this data. One for online (seen here) and one for print (seen left).
It is always a pleasure dealing with data that comes directly from reporters as a result of an investigation. Read the full story by Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger here.
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