Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Census Form Arrives Next Week - Please Mail It Back by April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010 is Census Day in the United States, and questionnaires will be mailed to every household during the week of March 15. We urge County employees to watch for their Census form to arrive at home and to take a few minutes to fill it out and return it by April 1. Keep an eye out for a Census envelope and form which look like the following samples:

Census Envelope

Census Questionnaire

The U.S. Census Survey is conducted every ten years, and the results are used to establish our County's representation in Congress and the Maryland General Assembly, as well as to allocate more then $400 billion each year in federal funding. By law, all information collected by the Census is confidential and cannot be shared with others, including federal agencies and law enforcement entities.

Individuals who fill out and return their forms promptly will save the federal government money by avoiding the need for Census workers to visit their residence during April or May in an effort to achieve a complete count. In Montgomery County, each resident we fail to count will cost the County thousands of federal dollars – something we really can’t afford to lose in these difficult fiscal times.

Please remind friends and neighbors that it is important to participate in the U.S. Census Survey. For more information about the Census, go to the County’s Census website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/census or contact Brianne Moser or Celia Scheff in the Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-2504.

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