News Staff Report
According to a joint press release from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts!, the U.S. Census Bureau has informed the state that it plans to officially end the 2020 Census nationwide on Oct. 31.
During the extension, the Census Bureau’s field workers, including door-to-door census takers, will continue their work to follow up with households that haven’t yet responded.
All Alabamians who have not already participated in the 2020 census can do so by self-responding online at www.my2020census.gov, by phone toll-free 844-330-2020, by returning the mailed paper form, or by giving household’s information to a socially distanced door-to-door census taker.
The confidentiality of any information given in the 2020 Census is protected by strict federal law, and state leaders are hoping to see the overall participation rate among Alabama households continue to rise with the extended time.
ADECA and Alabama Counts! will continue to stay in contact with the U.S. Census Bureau and will provide any further updates as they are received.
For more information on the 2020 Census in Alabama, visit https://alabama2020census.com.