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Last Day to Mail Back 2010 Census Forms

Posted by admin on 2010/4/16 6:10:00 (1985 reads)

Last Day to Mail Back 2010 Census Forms

Residents Urged to Act Today or Risk Visit from Census Workers in May

Today marks the last day for residents across America to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. Households that return their forms after April 16 will likely be visited by census workers when they begin May 1 going door to door to collect census responses.

Residents are encouraged to mail back their 2010 Census forms today. Those who wait to mail back their forms should expect to be visited by census workers, who will visit homes in person to ensure an accurate count of every person living in the United States. Census takers, who are members of the community in which they are working, will visit a household up to six times, each time leaving a door hanger featuring a phone number. Residents can call the number on the hanger to schedule a visit and be counted.

“Now's the time to clear off your kitchen table and stick that form in the mail,” U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said. “Residents who fail to mail back their forms today should be prepared to get a knock on their doors in May and July.”

About 72 percent of Ohio households have mailed back their census forms. In 2000, the mail participation rate was 77 percent.

To make sure residents are counted, use these last minute outreach suggestions to increase participation rates:

  • Post copies of the questionnaire at areas of high traffic so that residents have a chance to view it and understand that the questions are not intrusive.
  • Send out a news release today with information about how residents can submit their 2010 Census over the phone (see below).
  • Submit an editorial on the importance of the census to your community and highlight a major project that was funded by census-based federal dollars.
  • Address residents on air or over the radio to stress the importance of filling out the form and the telephone number.
  • Call your local school district to ask teachers to ask their students: “Have you been counted?” Children have historically be undercounted because they spend time at multiple locations during the week.
  • Ask local non profits or faith-based organizations to support the 2010 Census and let them know how their community is responding to the form. Check your participation rate here:

 Call the following number today to submit the information over the phone:

  • English: 1-866-872-6868
  • Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
  • Korean: 1-866-955-2010
  • Russian: 1-866-965-2010
  • Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
  • Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-783-2010


Important instructions for submitting 2010 Census information over the phone 

  1. Call the phone number above and listen to a recorded message.
  2. The resident will then be prompted to dictate a response: reply “operator”.
  3. This will take the resident directly to a call center operator.
  4. The resident will need to then tell the operator: “I want to submit 2010 Census information 
    over the phone with an agent.”
  5. They will be transferred to an agent who will go through the form and enter the information 
    into the system.

Since this is information is uploaded instantly, the Take 10 map will reflect that household as complete! 


2010 Census  Fast. Easy. Safe.

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