ALLENTOWN, Pa. – As Americans hunker down in the face of the coronavirus epidemic, Congressional Candidate Lisa Scheller is calling on citizens to keep our seniors safe by encouraging voters to fill out applications for mail-in ballots.

Pennsylvania law was recently adjusted to permit “no-excuse” mail-in ballots, meaning residents don’t have to be absent from their home counties in order to cast an absentee ballot before election day.

“The health and safety of our citizens is the primary obligation of government, and I urge voters to take the safest course possible when it comes to keeping our democracy vibrant,” Scheller said. “A mail-in ballot is an excellent option, especially for more vulnerable senior citizens, who take pride in their voting records but are at greatest risk in this pandemic.”

“Given that over 54% of voters in the 7th congressional district are over the age of 50 and the closure of so many colleges and other institutions, we are estimating that the majority of ballots cast in the 7th District will be mail-ins,” said Scheller campaign consultant Ryan Reynolds.

The Scheller campaign has already shifted some of its own resources to encourage the voting public to file mail-in voting applications in the 7th District, and has also set up a special webpage for details on how to apply for a mail-in ballot at

“These are not ordinary times, and they call for extra effort and care by everybody,” Scheller noted. “We need every registered voter to make their voices heard, whether it’s at the ballot box or the mailbox.”

Unless the Primary is delayed, the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots remains April 21.