HELP SHAPE YOUR FUTURE! BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS
The United States Census is coming up, and we need your help in making sure everyone in Burke County is counted. Your response helps ensure that our community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion in federal funds to support education, health care, firefighting services, and more. The decisions about where to send this money are based on census data. An accurate count is also critical for determining how many representatives each state will have in Congress.
Watch the mail for invitations to participate; most households will be mailed invitations in March 2020. A few key points:
• It’s Easy! The Census can be completed by mail, over the phone, or online. There are 9 questions about how many people live at the location, their ages, relationship to others living in the household, and race. There are no questions about citizenship status or requesting Social Security Numbers.
• It’s Safe and Secure! The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information and keep it strictly confidential. Answers will be used only to produce statistics and cannot be used for law enforcement purposes, including Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE). There are no questions about citizenship status or requesting a Social Security Number.
• Everyone Counts! The Census counts all residents – not voters, not citizens, but anyone who is living in the US. An accurate count of anyone living in Burke County as of April 1, 2020 is the goal. It is important to make sure everyone gets counted so that we get the funding and representation that we are due.
With your help and participation, we can ensure that #BurkeCounts and we can make this the most successful Census ever! For more information, please visit www.2020census.gov.