The block vote works best when the number of candidates does not exceed two or three times the number of vacancies.
The block vote has, therefore, never been tolerated for long in large electorates.
On the whole, then, the block vote is more likely to place the candidates in their real order of favour.
We propose to describe a method based on the block vote which is much simpler, and which does not lend itself to abuse.
A second count should then be made of the ballot papers, using the block vote.
We have shown that the block vote works best when the candidates can be divided into two equal sections of favour and non-favour.
A variation of the block vote may be suggested which is much simpler and better.