2016

June 2016

Added City of Boston, Massachusetts, as a PollChief® client.

May 2016

Added St Louis County, Missouri, as a PollChief® client.

April 2016

Added new PollChief ® clients Johnson County, Kansas and Fairfax County, Virginia.

February 2016

Sold an exclusive license to Votem, Inc., to market Konnech's ABVote product to the North American market.

February 2016

Adams County, Colorado joined the roster of Konnech’s PollChief® clients.

2015

2015

New PollChief® clients in 2015 include City of Regina, Saskatchewan; Douglas County, Colorado; Travis County, Texas; City of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Alameda County, California; and Ramsey County, Minnesota.

2015

Konnech designed and developed a system to deliver and mark ballots electronically in an accessible format to Montana’s disabled voters.

February 2015

Konnech® delivered a white paper at the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) conference discussing the challenges associated with secure online voting but how the technology is ready.

The US Patent Office awarded a patent to Konnech for its VotEdge® accessible mobile ballot marking technology enabling voters with vision, dexterity, hearing, cognition, and mobility disabilities to vote confidentially and independently. More information atwww.VotEdge.com.

Launched the new iOS version of Vote4DC mobile app and integrated it with the VotEdge® patented technologies by Konnech.

November 2015

The National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program honored Konnech by requesting the company to showcase its Washington D.C. accessible Voter Information Platform, Vote4DC (app and browser versions) at the Web Accessibility Training Day.

2014

February 2014

Konnech presented a demonstration of the ABVote® Voter Information Platform at the winter session of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) conferences. ABVote® provides precinct specific information to voters through web browser or downloadable app.

March 2014

PollChief Android based mobile apps for Site Survey related to the Poll Location Management System, Training and poll Date Attendance were launched and successfully used by a number of counties.

June 2014

Konnech® was awarded contracts through RFP processes by both Loudoun County, Virginia and City of St Louis, Missouri, to build complete PollChief® election logistic management systems. The systems encompass locations, poll workers, poll worker online training and access portal, election assets, and helpdesk management.

June – August 2014

Konnech launched its first real world deployment of the ABVote® Voter Information Platform in service of an actual election. Voters from the State of Alaska, and election jurisdictions such as Solano County, California, preparing to vote in the primary election could use their smart phones, tablets, or computers to see their precincts, their polling places, turn-by-turn driving directions on a map to their polling places, the contact details for their local election administrators, and the offices, candidates, and issues that would appear on their ballots.

July 11, 2014

Konnech® delivered a white paper co-authored with the Washington DC Board of Elections, at the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) conference discussing the successful implementation of www.Vote4DC.com for FPCA online submission and voter access interfaces.

October 2014

The California Secretary of State gave approval for citizens to submit their online voter registration forms using ABVote®.

September 2014

Brevard County, Florida, awarded Konnech® a contract to build the PollChief® Location and Asset Management modules.

2013

February 2013

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and EAC (The U.S. Election Assistance Commission) invited Konnech® to demonstrate its Mobile Voting System in the Future of Voting Systems Symposium at Gaithersburg, MD. Konnech® demonstrated its new version of ABVote with Predictive Analytics for identity verification.

March 2013

Konnech® was awarded a contract by Prince William County, Virginia to build a complete PollChief elections data warehouse. The system encompasses locations, poll workers, poll worker online training and access portal, election assets, and helpdesk management.

May 2013

Fairfax County, VA invited Konnech® to its Regional Exhibition specifically focused on Electronic Pollbooks. Konnech® demonstrated its newPLocation and iPetitioner tablets at the Expo.

June 2013

Konnech® exhibited booths at both the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) annual conference and the Maryland Association of Election Officials (MAEO) annual Conference (Hyattsville, Maryland June 16 to June 19). At the FSASE, Konnech conducted a user group meeting.

June – August 2013

Konnech launched its first real world deployment of the ABVote Voter Information Platform in service of an actual election. Voters from the State of Washington preparing to vote in the primary election could use their smart phones, tablets, or computers to see their precincts, their polling places, turn-by-turn driving directions on a map to their polling places, the offices, candidates, and issues that would appear on their ballots, and the contact details for their local election administrators.

July 2013

Konnech® introduced its new ABVote Voter Information Platform at the 2013 Missouri Urban Boards & County Clerks Conference (MUBCCC) in St Louis. This was the first public notice of the ABVote Voter Information Platform. ABVote is available free to every voter and every jurisdiction in the United States. It informs the voters of their precinct, polling place, voting hours, driving directions with map, sample ballot, election date, and local election office contact information. It also can fill in the PDF forms to apply to register and for absentee ballots.

July 2013

Konnech® exhibited at the annual conferences of International Association of Clerks, Recorders, of the Election Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT) in Louisville, Kentucky, of the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials (CACEO) conference in Redwood City, California, and of the NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) which was held in conjunction with the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) in Anchorage, Alaska. We particularly emphasized the new ABVoteX Voter Information Platform.

August 2013

Konnech exhibited at the Election Center Conference in Savannah, Georgia, demonstrating its ABVote Voter Information Platform.

In only one week, Konnech® created a write-in listing program for City of Detroit. The election workers entered the tallies from the work sheets into the program; the program then lists the count for each write-in name under every conceivable spelling and capitalization permutation.

September 2013

Following the Presidential Executive Order to research and recommend best practices to ensure all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration invited Konnech to the future of voting technology during public meetings held on September 19, 2013 and September 20, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. With the goal of empowering all voters and removing obstacles that prevent groups of voters, such as members of the military, overseas voters, voters with disabilities, and voters with limited English proficiency, from casting their ballots, Konnech demonstrated ABVote®, an educational voting platform recently developed by the company. To help election administrators better manage the logistics of elections, Konnech created PollChief®, integrating multiple logistics processes in a single, unified, web-based program organized in a data warehouse. These tools are effective and efficient solutions to help both voters and election administrators during all voting processes (pre-election, Election Day, post-election) achieve their goals.

Through an FVAP grant, the Washington DC Board of Elections awarded Konnech a contract to build www.Vote4DC.com, a voting information platform for residents of Washington DC accessible as a mobile app and computer web browsers. Some key features of Vote4DC are smartphone voter registration, absentee ballot requests, and viewable sample ballots.

2012

January 2012

Konnech® attended the Ohio Election Conference.

March 2012

The Federal Voter Assistance Program, an agency of the DOD (Department of Defense), awarded two grants to the City of Detroit for systems to be developed by Konnech®. The first is to establish an online system that will allow military and overseas voters to confirm their registration, to apply for an absentee ballot, and to receive and track their ballots. The second grant is to test the security and usability of mobile applications. In a mock election environment, overseas testers will use the mobile applications to receive, vote, and cast their ballots. Analysis of risks associated with using a mobile application for the electronic transmission of a voted ballot will be conducted during this mock election.

March 2012

Konnech® launched its new Election & Census Logistics Management System (ECLMS) this month, developed to meet the needs of Canada's elections and census administrators. The ECLMS organizes census and election workers, locations, assets, communications, special ballots, election nominations, and election results posting.

April 2012

Allen County of Indiana purchased the PollChief® Location and Poll Worker Management Modules to manage the county's polling location and poll worker.

November 2012

In less than one month, Konnech® created pLocation, an application on e-tablets placed at each polling place in City of Detroit in response to a massive shift in polling places. Poll workers were able to quickly redirect mis-placed voters to their new, correct polling places. The application lets poll workers key in the name to find the voter or swipe their driver's license into a magnetic strip reader, and instantly see the correct precinct and polling place from the voter registration database. The City of Detroit successfully directed thousands of voters to their correct polling places, sparing them long waits in the wrong lines using Konnech's PLocation tablet.

The State of Montana used Konnech's enhanced ABVote software to serve the uniformed and overseas citizens for their Primary and General Elections, receiving great acclaim from the voters.

2011

Feb 9, 2011

Konnech® presented the new vision of some emerging election technologies for both overseas and disabled voters at the invitation of the Overseas Vote Foundation 2011 Summit in Washington D.C.

Feb 10, 2011

Konnech® delivered a white paper at the request of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) examining its successful experience delivering ballots online to Uniformed and overseas voters (UOCAVA), and assisting States in complying with provisions of the MOVE Act.

May 2, 2011

Konnech® demonstrated a voice enhanced ballot delivery system for uniformed voters to the Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) and to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The system enabled ballot delivery, marking, signature, and return from smart phones and tablets.

June 2011

Konnech® formally introduced the Smartphone Mobile App for uniformed, overseas, and disabled voters in the City of Detroit.

August 2011

Konnech® installed its poll worker self-management online sub-module for Leon County, Florida.

October 2011

Konnech® unveiled an early voting registration program for the City of Detroit.

St. Charles County, Missouri awarded Konnech® a contract for the County's Election Data Warehouse.

Alachua County, Florida awarded Konnech® a contract for the County's Election Asset Management System.

Konnech® began developing a system to incorporate RFID into its asset management modules, logically incorporating the RFID signals to track election gear in and out of an election department’s premises.

2010

April, 2010

Konnech® introduced the iPollBook, a miniature electronic poll book as part of its PollChief® suite.

May, 2010

Konnech® created a unique drayage wizard for PollChief's election asset management modules, guiding secure loading and delivery.

Konnech® introduced iPAMS, a miniature electronic asset management tool operating on iPhone, iTouch, and iPad devices.

June, 2010

Konnech® released the second generation of PollChief®, featuring a drayage loading and delivery wizard, a whiteboard project management guide, a back-up communication launcher, and a voter turn-out algorithm.

July 17-20, 2010

Konnech® attended the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

May 5-7, 2010

Konnech® presented the PollChief® program at the Association of Election Commission Officials of Illinois (AECOI) spring conference.

June 29 -30, 2010

PollChief® exhibited at the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT) summer conference, the gathering of the largest group of election officials in US.

May 17-19, 2010

PollChief® exhibited at the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) annual spring conference.

2009

Oct. 2009

Leon County Board of Elections purchased PollChief®, and annual hosting and maintenance service contract.

March 29, 2009

Department of Elections, City of Detroit purchased PollChief® Election Management System and signed annual maintenance service contract with Konnech®.

2008

November 1, 2008

PollChief®, an election management system, finished testing and started its trial run with one of the largest cities in the States successfully.

January 2008

Konnech reached a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) with Mictosoft®.

2006

December, 2006

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University reached an agreement with Konnech, Inc. to build a unique interactive communication platform and Chinese language learning tool.

June, 2006

The Detroit Public School system expanded its use of the SchoolBrief web portal to 16 of their 250 schools. This expanded pilot project covered 3 high schools, 5 middle schools and 8 elementary schools.

2005

May, 2005

Konnech® successfully developed a dispatch solution built on their already popular telephone systems. The dispatch system can map caller's location, plan the most efficient delivery route, and manage drivers.

2004

May, 2004

Konnech® developed Microsoft Outlook Add-ins using Microsoft .net technologies.

July, 2004

VeriTest finished its Microsoft Platform Test with Konnech's Microsoft Outlook Add-on successfully, qualifying Konnech® to be one of Microsoft's Independent Software Vendors and Certified Partners.

August, 2004

Microsoft accepted Konnech® as one of its Certified Partners.

2003

November 1, 2003

VeriTest finished its Microsoft Platform Test with Konnech's Microsoft Outlook Add-on successfully, qualifying Konnech® to be one of Microsoft's Independent Software Vendors and Certified Partners.

2002

June 15, 2002

IBM awarded Konnech® a contract to design, build and install telecommunication systems at the 10 new schools of the Detroit Public Schools.

March 16, 2002

Konnech® reached an agreement with a server-based PBX manufacturer to integrate and to market an advanced PBX product in the Midwest US and Canada.

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