We always look for ways to offer new and expanded opportunities to our members and Punchcard
offers businesses an update to the tried-and-true loyalty program, combining mobile technology with the ability to provide special offers and rewards to loyal customers, " said Paul Little, president and CEO of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
But in past elections, her office often used only one punchcard
counter, and she anticipates using at least three of the optical scanners, so the total time to count ballots shouldn't be much different.
The process for achieving rewards is simple: Download the Punchcard
app, called "Punchcard
- Official" in the App Store and Android Market, and after visiting a business, simply take a photo of the receipt at the point of purchase, after which Punchcard
will verify your purchase so you can earn "punches" at the places you love to shop the most.
The VSS were developed specifically for computer-assisted punchcard
, optical scan, and DRE voting systems.
currently gives iPhone and Android users access to rewards for more than 147,000 local businesses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente to Palm Springs.
The state's other two counties sill using punchcard
ballots, Washington and Clackamas, will switch to the scanners in time for the 2004 elections.
The law doesn't outlaw punchcard
use, but it does call for states to standardize their voting systems and solve the problem of how to determine "voter intent," which caused such a furor when Florida voters accidentally botched their ballots in one of the closest presidential elections on record.
In addition, eSlate absentee ballots are easier to read and mark than punchcards
and cannot be counted more than once.
Both versions would help finance the replacement of discredited voting technologies such as punchcard
ballots, which, unfortunately, Lane County is still using because neither the Legislature nor the county would pay for a new system.
Both would help finance the replacement of outdated and, after Florida, discredited voting technologies such as punchcard
ballots (which, sad to say, Lane County still uses because neither the Legislature nor the county would pay for a more reliable system).
Noncontroversial elements of the bill, which has passed the House in a slightly different form, include federal appropriations to states to replace out-of-date or inadequate voting systems (such as the punchcard
and butterfly ballots used in Florida during the 2000 contest between George W.
the manufacturer of punchcard
ballots used in Florida.