As we prepare for census day on April 1st, it is important to know, how do we count ourselves? The goal is that everyone gets counted once and in the right place, so let's learn how to make that happen!
Mid-march is when census materials will begin being distributed to households by mail. April 1st is when all households will receive an invitation to respond to the 2020 census. This is when you will be able to respond by mail if this is the best method for you.
You will also have the option of calling a toll-free number to complete the survey when it becomes available. There are also many different ways to contact the US Census Bureau by phone if you have any questions. There are also many language options if you are a non-english speaker.
Something new for the 2020 census is the option to respond online. The online portal to complete the survey will be up on the 2020 census website on March 12th. You will be able to respond this way on your computer or any mobile device that has internet access.
Lastly, if you do not answer using any of these methods you will be able to answer the survey in-person with a census taker. As the deadline to have everyone counted properly approaches, their efforts to make sure everyone is counted properly will continue and they will begin visiting households to make sure they collect all responses.
It is very important that we show pride in our Pullman community and work to count ourselves once and in the right place. Let's shape our future, starting with knowing how to complete the census!