Putting Questions; Division
41. All questions on which the yeas and nays are not taken
shall be put distinctly in this form, to wit: "As many as are in
favor (as the question may be) say 'Aye'," and after the
affirmative vote is expressed, "As many as are opposed say 'No'."
If the Speaker be in doubt as to the result, or if a division is
called for by any member, the House shall divide. Those in the
affirmative of the question shall first rise from their seats and
be counted, and afterwards those in the negative. The count may be
made by the Speaker, or, if he so directs, by the Clerk, or two
members, one from each side, to be named for that purpose by the
Speaker. When the result is ascertained, the Speaker shall rise
and state the decision of the House. Such vote shall not be
printed in the Journal unless the yeas and nays are called for by
one tenth of the members present.