PRIOR TO CENSUS DAY YOU CAN:
EDUCATE your community about the 2020 Census and the importance of participation with census takers when they visit local neighborhoods.
ENCOURAGE trusted community partners, such as churches and neighborhood organizations, to motivate their members to respond to the census questionnaire.
ENGAGE grass roots organizations in your community to reach out to residents in hard-to-count groups and those who are not motivated to respond to the census questionnaire.
CENSUS DAY IS APRIL 1, 2020
The most important thing you can do is respond to the census questionnaire when you receive it. There will be multiple ways to respond:
- Online - For the first time, this census questionnaire can be completed online using your personal computer. If you do not have a computer or access to the internet, please visit your local library and ask to use a public computer.
- Phone - The U.S. Census Bureau will have a phone system set up so you can call and complete the census questionnaire at your convenience.
- Mail - If you do not choose to complete the questionnaire online or utilize the phone system, you can still submit your questionnaire via U.S. mail.
Your census questionnaire answers are kept confidential by the U.S. Census Bureau. The information is not shared with other federal or state government agencies.