British (at a conference, esp of trade unionists) the system whereby each delegate's vote has a value in proportion to the number of people he or she represents: Compare OMOV
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How to use block vote in a sentence
The block vote has, therefore, never been tolerated for long in large electorates.
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.
The block vote works best when the number of candidates does not exceed two or three times the number of vacancies.