February 15, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH. FEBRUARY 15, 2016. VOTEM CORP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITON OF THE MOBILE VOTING BUSINESS FROM MICHIGAN-BASED KONNECH INC.

Votem announced the acquisition of the mobile voting business from Michigan-based, Konnech Inc. This business unit and related product line called “ABVote”, brings Votem a set of leading voting systems products in use by many progressive jurisdictions including the State of Montana and Washington, DC.

The ABVote product line includes several distinct products including online and mobile voter registration and absentee ballot request for absentee / military / overseas and disabled voters. Many of these products have received broad industry support like the Vote4DC online and mobile apps which have been recognized by the Federation for the Blind as the leading accessible product on the market.

Pete Martin, CEO of Votem, stated, “We are so pleased to add the ABVote product line as a complement to our Mobile Voting Platform (MVP)™.   Eugene Yu and his team have built outstanding products for the mobile and online voting space. Even more importantly, they have given care and attention in deploying them at jurisdictions such as the State of Montana and Washington, DC so Votem benefits from now having an end-to-end mobile voting product line as well as a larger satisfied customer base. Eugene and Konnech are well respected in this industry and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them well into the future.”

Eugene Yu, CEO of Konnech, remarked, “Votem has quickly become a leader in the online voting market with a number of exciting accomplishments including the completion of their Global Innovation Challenge which brought together some of the best minds in the world to develop their secure online voting platform. Konnech is very happy to become a long-term partner of Votem so we can contribute our industry experience to speed up the implementation of new voting technologies, and enjoy mutual success in what is both a challenging and rewarding business.”

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