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block vote

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Brit (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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Noun1.block vote - a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate representsblock vote - a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
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block vote

n (Brit) → voto per delega
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Forty state legislators oppose a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties, a group hoping to block votes on the measure announced last week.
But now an opposition group, Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana, has asked the state Supreme Court to block votes approving the proposal a spot on the November ballot, claiming the proposed amendment is misleading and "omits material information that is essential for a fair understanding of the act," (http://www.
Charity employees and volunteers are free like our neighbours in other industries, to contribute to the Brexit debate, as it is not bound by the old party political block votes, and does not use public funds.
Block votes will decide whether the troubled food-to-funerals group takes a crucial next step towards a radical shake-up seen as vital to securing its future.
Our former leader John Smith staked his leadership on changing the way we elected our party leader, moving from trade union block votes to the one member, one vote system.
Several lawyers representing corporate and foreign shareholders arising from the bail-in of deposits also cast block votes, including just over 8% in proxies collected by Christodoulos Vassiliades, believed to be representing major Russian clients.
US Vice President Joe Biden warned yesterday the world would be mystified if Republicans followed through on a "mind boggling" threat to block votes on new gun laws after the Newtown massacre.
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Under the existing proportional representation system, political groups and parties submit lists of their candidates before the election and are given seats in accordance with their share of block votes.
Denbighshire Council blamed human error after block votes cast for Paul Penlington were counted in Allan Pennington's total.
I attended several scrutiny meetings along with many colleagues and carers and can only described the meetings as a carve-up in the way the ruling majority of Conservatives used their block votes to reject any moves suggested by the other political parties and carers to inject some common sense into the "so-called" consultation exercise on whether the Bryneithin Home closes.
It's that time of year again when Terry Wogan takes the mickey, some Balkan backwater takes the prize, and the UK tries to avoid taking the wooden spoon as the block votes pile up against us.