About Ballot Security Education

Ballot Security Education was founded in 2021 to help the voters of Pennsylvania fully understand the adverse impact of Act 77, no-excuse mail-in ballots on the integrity of Pennsylvania’s electoral system and to advocate for secure and transparent elections. While the vital constitutional issue was initially resolved by the Commonwealth Court in the voters’ favor, the legal battle is expected to continue and the matter may only be resolved by the voters of the Commonwealth.



Doug Mclinko
Doug McLinko currently serves the people of Bradford County on their Board of Commissioners. During his five terms as a Commissioner, he has cut taxes, eliminated debt, and reduced the size of county government. Prior to serving as a County Commissioner, Doug ran several successful businesses and served as a two-term Wysox Township supervisor. When Doug was chairman of the board of supervisors, Wysox Township was one of the lowest taxed municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Sam Faddis

Charles “Sam” Faddis is a Veteran, retired CIA operations officer, Senior Partner with Artemis, LLC, published author and the Senior Editor for AND Magazine. Sam took the first CIA team into Iraq almost a year in advance of the 2003 invasion and retired as head of CIA’s WMD terrorism unit. He appears regularly on television and radio as a commentator. Sam is also active in politics at the state and local level in Pennsylvania.


Michael Caputo

Michael Caputo worked on more than 50 international campaigns in 35 years. He ran many election education projects in emerging democracies and directed the International Foundation for Election Systems in post-Soviet Russia. He held senior communications posts on the US presidential elections of Jack Kemp, George HW Bush, and Donald Trump. Caputo is a US Army veteran and served as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services 2020-2021, directing COVID19 communications.