What to do if You Don’t Have a Form – Part I

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Written by: Director Robert Groves

Today’s the day for T-Q-A! If you haven’t received a form yet, you can call a Telephone Questionnaire Assistance center and give your answers over the phone. If you prefer, you can request that a form be sent to where you live. Don’t be left out of the count for your community.

Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA)

  • ENGLISH – 1-866-872-6868
  • Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
  • Korean: 1-866-955-2010
  • Russian: 1-866-965-2010
  • Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
  • Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired):
    1-866-783-2010
  • Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
  • Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

Please submit any questions pertaining to this post to ask.census.gov

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7 Responses to What to do if You Don’t Have a Form – Part I

  1. Diane Henry says:

    I tried to call and all I got was the run around and not from a person but from a computer!!!!!!! I spent six mins on the phone and got no where.

  2. Ankit Patel says:

    How can one obtain Cencus form?

  3. Uncounted American says:

    This phone tool doesn’t work.
    They expect you to have info from mailed materials to get something they didn’t mail you. Brillent

  4. james says:

    got it filled out, my question is,….. in a country so determined on abolishing racism, why are we still counting colors. geez.

  5. Ankit, Please contact the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance Center at 1-866-872-6868. Also you can pick up a form at one of our Be Counted sites. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/ Be counted sites are not private homes, but libraries, churches, town halls, local business etc. Be Counted forms are available for anyone who did not receive a 2010 Census form or believes that they were missed on their household’s form.

  6. James, The collection of race and Hispanic origin information is important and required. The Census Bureau collects race and Hispanic origin information in order to provide data required by various federal programs, laws and regulations, as codified by the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance on collecting and tabulating information on race and Hispanic origin.

  7. DLS says:

    1. You can’t abolish something you don’t understand. Pretending race doesn’t exist never makes racism go away. People who pretend we live in a “melting pot” or “post-racial” society often due so (often unintentionally) to remove responsibility from themselves. Because if racism doesn’t exist anymore, how could they be racist?
    2. One of the laws and regulations that paul mentioned is the Voting Rights Act. Since the Census is used for redistricting, the Voting Rights Act stipulates that the districts can’t be drawn on the basis of race. The only way to know this is to count them.

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