Help is on the way for Warren County residents who need assistance filling out their 2020 census.
“As much as the Census Bureau tries to make it easy, filling out the census form is intimidating for some people,” said Katie Kemezis, member of Warren Counts Census Committee. “Some get confused by the questions or forget to count everyone in their household, especially small children. We have four events scheduled to provide assistance so people can get their questions answered and questionnaires complete.”
Events will be held on the following dates and locations:
• June 18 at Ben Lomand, 311 North Chancery Street, from 1-3 p.m.
• June 23 in the Rebel Hill/North Spring Street neighborhood from 4-6 p.m.
• June 25 at Hamilton Street Activity Center/West Riverside neighborhood from 4-6 p.m.
• July 9 at Bybee Branch neighborhood from 4-6 p.m.
Look for the Ben Lomand Wi-Fi Truck and the Warren Counts Census signs. Residents can drive up or walk up to get help completing their census. All participants will receive a free treat for their effort and all are invited to enter into a drawing for door prizes.
The Warren Counts Census Committee is holding the events to encourage people to take 10 minutes to fill out the census questionnaire, an important step toward securing future funding from the federal government.
The 2020 Census aims to count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The Census count is used by the federal government to determine funding for services such as Head Start, Medicare, school lunch program, road maintenance, and other critical programs. States also use the census count to determine its allocation to counties.
Everyone is encouraged to go to www.my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to fill out their Census questionnaire. All information gathered in the census is safe and confidential. Personal information gather by the census cannot be shared with other government agencies.
The Warren Counts Census Committee is a team of partners focused on raising the census response rate over its 2010 level of 67.1 percent.
For more information, contact Kemezis at 473-1204.