The Georgia Record inquired to the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Board as to the status and intentions regarding the county's contract with Konnech, after the CEO was arrested for sending 1.8 million records of American election workers to the Chinese Communist Party, including family members.
The county informed us they will continue using the system no matter the national security consequences.
This is the response we received below.
DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections has learned of the allegations against Konnech Corporation that were made public on October 4, 2022, and we are taking this matter seriously. DeKalb VRE procured the Konnech system as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize operations and better serve our poll workers, and took steps to mandate that its data be housed within the United States before executing a final agreement with Konnech on September 8, 2022. DeKalb County poll workers can be assured that the department will take every precaution to safeguard their personal data. We are closely monitoring this matter as it develops, and we will determine our next steps as we learn more. In the meantime, DeKalb VRE team members will continue their preparations for Advance Voting, which begins on October 17.