Media Statement: Konnech Software Platform Developed to Schedule Poll Worker Shifts Has No Impact on Election Outcomes

Konnech Software Platform Developed to Schedule Poll Worker Shifts Has No Impact on Election Outcomes

Allegations and challenges are continued attempts to undermine local election integrity

Following the 2020 election, legal challenges around the country have repeatedly failed to support the barrage of conspiracy theories and allegations of misconduct relating to the election outcome. The latest attempt to undermine election integrity is the assertion that the logistics management software developed by Michigan-based Konnech was used to influence election results.

Konnech’s product is exclusively used for the management of election poll workers, from recruitment and training to shift scheduling and timely payment processing. There is absolutely no connection between Konnech software and the actual casting or tabulation of votes. They are separate systems that do not integrate in any way.

Konnech’s contract with Los Angeles County recently came under scrutiny when county officials alleged that poll worker data may have been stored on servers in China rather than in the United States. That news follows an ongoing flood of local voter registration challenges, open records requests and emails seeking to cast suspicion and further disrupt the election process in DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections office, responsible for local poll worker scheduling, confirmed that the poll worker data at issue did not include any private information, but only information that is publicly available. They also have assured poll workers that the safety of their data is a top priority and are taking further steps to ensure the public’s confidence in the county’s data security protocols. This includes housing data on the DeKalb County server.

Using the alleged Konnech data breach to insinuate that DeKalb County elections have been compromised is simply the latest attempt of the far-right to spread misinformation and draw illogical conclusions about our county’s safe, secure and fair elections.


The DeKalb County Democratic Committee (DCDC) seeks an experienced contractor or firm to create, implement, and manage digital fundraising and communication. It is DCDC’s goal to raise money and awareness concerning the 2022 election cycle. The selected contractor will work with the DCDC communications lead in partnership with the fundraising lead.

2022 Candidate Forums

One of the core missions of the DeKalb County Democratic Committee is to educate voters. To help you get more information about the contested statewide primaries in 2022, we hosted a forum series highlighting candidates from many of these races. More information about the candidates that won the Democratic primaries and who will be up for election this November will be posted soon.

RUN-OFF Forums for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner, and Labor Commissioner - 6/12/2022

Lieutenant Governor Candidates: Charlie Bailey and Kwanza Hall

Secretary of State Candidates: Lauren Alexander and Michelle Long Spears

Insurance Commissioner: Raphael Baker and Janice Laws-Robinson

Labor Commissioner: William Boddie, Jr. and Nichole Horn

RUN-OFF Forums for District 2 School Board and County Commissioner, and HD 86 & 90 State Representatives - 6/11/2022

District 2 School Board Candidates: Whitney McGinniss and Candice McKinley

District 2 County Commissioner Candidates: Lauren Alexander and Michelle Long Spears

HD 86 State Representative Candidates: Jacqueline Adams and Imani Barnes

HD 90 State Representative Candidates: Saira Draper and Michelle Schriener

HD 88 and HD 90 State Representatives Forum - 5/7/2022

HD 88 State Representative Candidates: Billy Mitchell and Gabrielle Rogers

HD 90 State Representative Candidates: Saira Draper, Peter Hubbard, Bentley Hudgins and Michelle Schriener

HD 84 and HD 86 State Representatives Forum - 5/7/2022

HD 84 State Representative Candidates: Omari J. Crawford and Maurice Raeford 

HD 86 State Representative Candidates: Jacqueline Adams, Imani Barnes, and Marvis McDaniel-Ivey 

Secretary of State Candidate Forum - 4/20/2022

Secretary of State Candidates: Dee Dawkins-Haigler, John Eaves, Floyd Griffin, Bee Nguyen, Michael Owens

Insurance Commissioner and State School Superintendent Forum - 4/16/2022

Insurance Commissioner Candidates: Raphael Baker, Janice Laws Robinson, and Matthew Wilson.

State School Superintendent Candidates: Curry Hutchins, Jaha V. Howard, James Morrow, Jr., Alisha Thomas Searcy

Stonecrest Mayoral Candidate Forum - 4/6/2022

Stonecrest Mayoral Candidates: Diane Adoma, Jazzmin Cobble, Kirby Frazier, and Charles Hill, Sr. 

Agriculture Commissioner and Labor Commissioner Forum - 4/2/2022

Agriculture Commissioner Candidates: Wilfred Dukes, Nakita Hemingway, Fred Swann

Labor Commissioner Candidates: Rep. William “Will” Boddie, Jr., Thomas Dean (no show), Nicole Horn, Lester G. Jackson, III, Nadia Surrency

Lieutenant Governor Forum - 3/23/2022

Candidates include: Rep. Erick Allen, Charlie Bailey, Tyrone J. Brooks, Jr., Tony Brown, Kwanza Hall, Jason Hayes, Rep. Derrick Jackson, Rashid Malik, Rep. Renitta Shannon