Founded and operated by former election officials.
KNOWiNK provides a proven solution rooted in knowledge gained from our extensive experience as former election officials and from working with and listening to election authorities across the country.
Our approach and innovative solution delivers an incomparable and seamless voter check-in and verification process for your election authority.
We are committed to growing with your jurisdiction to meet evolving needs and helping achieve your vision to modernize elections with best-in-class technology. Therefore, KNOWiNK is in a perpetual state of development to enhance the overall election experience for voters and everyone involved with running elections. Our top priority is to continue advancing the election process to make voting easier for workers and voters alike.
Scott Leiendecker is one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs in elections technology and innovation. In 2021, he received the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Heartland Region.
A former election director, Leiendecker founded KNOWiNK in 2011 with the creation of the Poll Pad – technology that has transformed the election experience for voters. The Poll Pad® allows for seamless voter check-in and verification that is dramatically reducing wait times for voters and saving money for taxpayers with efficiencies for state and local governments
Leiendecker has grown KNOWiNK into a thriving technology company that employs over 150 people with over $55 million in annual revenue. KNOWiNK technology is now being used in a third of U.S. states and Washington, D.C. In 2016, Leiendecker and his team successfully acquired Election Administrators, a significant competitor in election technology.
In 2021, the St. Louis Business Journal named KNOWiNK the fastest growing private business. Previously, the company was listed in the Top 10 fastest growing private businesses by the publication. In 2015, KNOWiNK was listed in the St. Louis Business Journal as one of 10 startups to watch.
An expert in elections, Leiendecker previously served as Election Director for the City of St. Louis becoming the youngest Election Director to serve St. Louis in this leadership role where he managed an average $2.5 million annual budget and 25 full-time employees.
As Election Director, Leiendecker implemented the Help America Vote Act in St. Louis City and transformed the Election Board with a series of reforms that replaced outdated and outmoded systems with efficiencies to protect voters and taxpayers. These reforms earned him the praise of the St. Louis City Mayor and Board of Alderman for his leadership for helping restore the public trust in the election process. He was also honored with resolutions by the Missouri House and Senate for his commitment to fair and transparent elections.
Knowink LaunchesKNOWiNK founded in 2011 with the creation of the Poll Pad.
Arch Grants WinnerKNOWiNK selected as Arch Grants winner
Acquired Election AdministratorsKNOWiNK acquires Election Administrators
20,000 Poll Pad unitsKNOWiNK surpassed 20,000 Poll Pad units
Poll PrintPoll Print launches at KNOWiNK
Poll Pad goes InternationalPoll Pad goes International – making its first appearance in Canada in 2019.
Chaifetz STLaunch pitch winnerKNOWiNK selected as Chaifetz STLaunch pitch winner
65,000 Poll Pad unitsKNOWiNK surpassed 65,000 Poll Pad units
St. Louis’ Fastest Growing Private CompanyKNOWiNK named St. Louis’ Fastest Growing Private Company by St. Louis Business Journal
Election Night ResultsElection Night Results debuts in Dayton, Ohio and the Online Training Portal launches.
90,000 Poll Pad unitsKNOWiNK surpassed 90,000 Poll Pad units
Aquires BProKNOWiNK acquires South Dakota’s BPro to expand in election technology.
Entrepreneur Of The YearScott Leiendecker wins Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Winner Heartland Region
100,000 Poll Pad unitsKNOWiNK surpassed 100,000 Poll Pad units
We have become the largest and most trusted electronic poll book solution in North America.
The KNOWiNK team includes 10 former election administrators with over 100 years of combined election experience. These former election officials understand the critical responsibilities and expectations jurisdictions face during elections. They are here at KNOWiNK to ensure the best customer service to your election administration poll workers, and voters.
Warren County added Poll Pads in 2021, and it was the best decision we have made. The staff at KNOWiNK is eager to help and knowledgeable from all perspectives. The Poll Pads are SO much eas-ier than poll books!
Our poll workers loved the ease of the KnowInk Poll Pads during our pilot, our staff loved how easy they were to set up and import. We are excited to be intro-ducing them countywide in November and be done with manually scanning poll books!
Wayne County loves the ease of using the Poll Pads. Our favorite feature is the fact that all voters are listed on every Poll Pad. The Poll Pads are specific to each voting precinct, but if a voter shows up at the wrong poll, the poll workers can immediately tell the voter where they are registered and give the correct polling place address to the voter. It saves a ton of phone calls from the poll workers and the voters looking for that information.
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We would love to hear how we can help you modernize your elections and enhance your voters experience.