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Friday, April 16, 2010

Census Deadline Today: Stand Up And Be Counted!

Census Deadline Today: Stand Up And Be Counted!

April 16th, 2010

censusbureau1About 30 percent of Potter County residents have not answered the call to be counted! Unless they do so by today (Friday, April 16), their inaction will cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Completed U.S. Census forms postmarked today will be accepted by the Census Bureau.

U.S. citizens are required by law to complete the census form. Temporary Census Bureau employees will soon begin door-to-door visits of residences that have not returned the questionnaire. For each questionnaire that’s mailed back, it costs the federal government less than a half-dollar. For each household that does not return a form, the cost rises to almost $60 for the government to attempt a door-to-door count. Census data are used to distribute more than 50 federal grants, including support for education, transportation, health and human services, housing, criminal justice, employment services, farming and environmental protection.

Forms have been reduced from 10 pages in 2000 to 10 questions this time around. There’s a Questionnaire Assistance Center, available toll-free at 1-866-872-6868.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

How can I mail something back that I NEVER received? I've been at the same address for almost 8 years now you would think that they would know where to find me.

Anonymous said...

Me, too!

Anonymous said...

Same here, cept I been here almost 20yrs. Still no form.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, well at least I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one!

Anonymous said...

I just got my form yesterday...filled it out and mailed it today. Hopefully the rest of you all will be getting yours also. I was getting frustrated when I thought that I was going to have to go and seek one out.

Anonymous said...

I have received three of them to my address--all exactly the same address1

Anonymous said...

We have not gotten one either.

Anonymous said...

Federal Government run program at it's best! Sending them to businesses but not the business owners homes?! Imagine what the health care will be like...

Anonymous said...

try your local library or senior center for a form if you didn't receive one.