Filling out the census is quick, easy, confidential... and mandatory!
More than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support is distributed to states, counties, and local communities based on census data, with funds going to schools, roads, public works, housing, aging services, and ther vital programs.
Residents use it to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. Local governments use it for public safety and emergency preparedness. It is also used to help determine the number of congressional districts.
Learn more about the census here: https://mivoicecounts.org/
HOW DO I GET COUNTED?
Census invitations will be mailed beginning in mid-March. You choose how you want to respond:
If you live in a group facility, like a nursing home, Census employees will work with a representative from your building to make sure you are counted.
HOW DO I AVOID CENSUS SCAMS?
Watch for Phishing and Online Scams
The Census Bureau will not send unsolicited emails
(phishing) to request your participation in the Census.
Don’t Give Out Too Much Information
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will
never ask for:
Staying Safe at Home
If someone visits your home to collect a response
for the 2020 Census, check to make sure that they
have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a
U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an
expiration date. If you still have questions about their
identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a
local Census Bureau representative.
Reporting Suspected Fraud
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282. If it is
determined that the visitor who came to your door
does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your
local police department.
YOUR RESPONSES ARE SAFE AND SECURE
The Census Bureau is required by law to protect all personal information collected, and to keep it strictly confidential. Every Census Bureau employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics; they can’t be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine your eligibility for government benefits.
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