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Monday, April 5, 2010

Sensus 2010 Questions & Answers

Census Day - April 1, 2010 - has come and gone and for some of us, the day to day hustle and bustle has left us wondering, "Where did I put that Census form, anyway?" Rather than search for it, you are hereby invited to drop by the nearest "Be Counted" site where you can retrieve a new form, complete it and mail it back. Be Counted sites will be open until April 19 and are an easy way to participate in this once-per-decade opportunity to make sure your community gets its share of funds and that you and your neighbors are properly represented both at the state and federal levels. Check the list below or visit and follow the links to "Find your Be Counted and Questionnaire Assistance Center". (lower right screen).

Also - there are many of us who, when we open our census form, find that we have questions about how best to complete it. In that case, please consult the list of Questionnaire Assistance Centers to find the one nearest you, check its hours of operation and then bring your form in for a quick consult with a sworn census worker. (I mention that these people are "sworn" to emphasize that they have taken a life long oath to safe guard your privacy.)

Or - if you're in a more festive mood (or would like to score a Census 2010 travel mug or other keepsake of your participation), watch for your local March to the Mailbox event. In Cloverdale, for instance, on Saturday April 10, you can get a form, get help with your form and walk away with a cup or a lapel pin for your efforts from noon until 4:00 pm at the Cloverdale Rancheria Offices (555 S. Cloverdale Blvd). Bonuses at this location: Free homebaked cookies for as long as they last and Free e-waste recycling (provided by the EPA program run by the Cloverdale Rancheria)!

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