10 Things You May Need to Know About the US 2020 Census
A United States Census taker could be stopping by your home to complete an interview for your household, here are a ten things you may want to know.
A member of my immediate family is a Census taker, so I wanted to give you some information in the event you get a visit from a US Census representative.
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Ten Things You May Need to Know About the US 2020 Census
- You are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census (Title 13, US Code Sections 141 NS 193)
- A Census representative with always show you official identification before any questions are asked.
- The Census should take ten minutes or less to complete.
- The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household.
- People that were in nursing homes, mental hospitals, incarcerated in jail, prison, or in a detention facility on April 1, 2020 will not be included.
- Members of the Armed Forces who live away will not be included.
- College Students who live away from this address most of the year should not be included
- The Census will include babies and children living in the household, that includes foster children, roommates and boarders.
- People that may be staying with you, that have no permanent address on April 1, 2020 should be counted.
- Your confidentiality is protected by law (Title 13 US Code, section 9) violating the confidentiality of all your information is a federal crime, with serious penalties, including a federal prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.
It is important that everyone is counted, it could affect your community, please take a moment to either fill it out on line, or let a Census representative assist you.
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