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Understanding the 2020 Census W20
with Hannah Bard
Your response in the 2020 Census is critical to help our communities and state. What does the Census do? ? The Census determines how many House of Representatives each state can elect to represent their state in Congress. ? The Census helps determine the amount of federal funding each community receives. ? The Census helps communities plan for community needs like new roads, schools, and emergency services. ? The Census helps businesses determine the best place to open their business. Who should complete the Census? The census will count everyone living in the United States and is collected by household. Therefore, everyone living in all 50 states is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. The census survey collects information by household – so parents will complete the census for any dependents living in their household. How can I complete the census survey? There are three options to participate in the census: ? Online ? By phone ? By mail What if I do not have a computer and Internet at home, but would like to do it online. Can I?
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education will have open computer lab hours every other Tuesday, Feb. through May 2020, for anyone to come in and participate in the census. There will be a designated staff member available to assist with any questions.
Tuesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm, Mar. 23, Apr. 13 & 27, & May 11 & 18 Waterville Senior High School, Room 33
Visit: www.2020census.gov and maineadulted.org to learn more about the census.