Category Archives: Countdown

Boasting to Boost Participation

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Written by: Director Robert Groves One of the interesting things that happened over the past few weeks is that local officials in different areas challenged each other that their census participation rates would exceed the other. For example, two well-known … Continue reading

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What if You Missed the Deadline

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’ve talked to some folks who didn’t mail in their completed census form by April 16. “What should I do?” they say (usually after providing logical reasons why they couldn’t get it in the mail … Continue reading

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Today is The Day

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Today is your day! If you don’t mail back your census form, a census taker will visit your home to ensure that we accurately count each person in the country. It costs $0.42 for people … Continue reading

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Save The Taxpayer Money

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Do your part to save the taxpayer money! For every 1 percent increase in the national participation rate by mail, the Census Bureau can save taxpayers $85 million by not having to send census takers … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking …

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I had a press conference Monday to announce that we all had just a few days, until Friday, April 16, to return forms received at our homes. The date was chosen to have some strong … Continue reading

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