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KNOWiNK provides a unique approach and a proven solution rooted in what we have learned from our extensive experience as former election officials and in speaking to election authorities across the country about their specific needs. Our approach and innovative solution will deliver an incomparable, state-of-the-art, seamless voter check-in and verification process for your election authority.
We are committed to growing with your jurisdiction to meet your evolving needs and to help you achieve your vision to modernize your elections with best-in-class technology. Therefore, KNOWiNK is in a constant state of development in order to enhance the overall election experience for your voters and everyone involved with running the elections. One of our top priorities is to continue advancing the functionality of to make voting easier for workers and voters alike.
KNOWiNK Managing Director Scott Leiendecker is a former Election Director for the City of St. Louis and the creator of the Poll Pad electronic poll book, which has been selected by election authorities for use in 26 states plus Washington, D.C.
During his time at the City of St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, Scott oversaw a $2.5 million annual budget and managed more than 25 full-time employees. He successfully implemented the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and the Missouri Centralized Voter Registration (MCVR), being the first in the State to implement MCVR. Scott transformed the St. Louis City Election Board by updating an outmoded system that resulted in better ballot security, protection for voters and significantly improved the speed and efficiency of the Election Board.
The St. Louis City Mayor and Board of Alderman recognized Scott for his leadership for helping to restore the public trust in the election process. He also received a resolution from the Missouri House and Senate for his commitment to fair, transparent elections and praise from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for the City’s improvement.
In 2010 Scott accepted a commission from the U.S. EAC to Kosovo where he helped oversee the country’s first-ever parliamentary election. Following his commission, Scott founded KNOWiNK in 2011.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, KNOWiNK has leveraged the knowledge of election officials with former government and commercial information technology professionals to deliver a total solution for election authorities. The company offers the Poll Pad electronic poll book and ePulse election management application to help election officials save taxpayer time and money, and maintain efficient and transparent elections.