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Republican ‘census’ form is not the Census Bureau questionnaire

Posted On: October 3, 2019

The Republican National Committee has mailed “2019 Congressional District Census” forms to local residents. The form mimics the look of the federal census form, but it has key differences. For example, it asks if the responder will support Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and if the Democratic Party is promoting "a Big-Government Socialist agenda for America.” It also asks for a donation and credit card number.

Some local residents have reported that they believed these were the official U.S. Census Bureau questionnaires. Filling out the Republican form does not satisfy your requirement to complete the official 2020 Census questionnaire.

The U.S. Census Bureau will mail invitations to participate in the 2020 Census in mid-March. Residents are required to respond online, by phone or by mail by April 1.

The Census Bureau will never ask for a donation or credit card number, noted Volusia County’s Complete Count Co-Chairs Barbara Girtman and Billie Wheeler.

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit www.2020census.gov.

For information about the public awareness campaign being launched by Volusia County’s Complete Count Committee, visit www.volusia.org/census or call staff liaisons Brian Rothwell at 386-736-5920, ext. 12717, or Pat Kuehn at 386-822-5062, ext. 12934.