Perhaps in addition to the normal votes that monks earn as they go up in levels, you could earn "super votes" or something. Perhaps starting at one "super vote" when you get to level 5 or 6, and increasing by one each level that you gain. These "super votes" could be used as a "bless" or a "curse" and when used would automatically give or take some amount of XP (or even some sort of karma rating or something) depending on how it was used.
I have no idea if this makes sense to anyone, or if it would be implementable. Just my $0.02.