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U.S. Census Employees Begin Checking Addresses to Ensure an Accurate Census Next Year
The San Bernardino County and Riverside County boards of supervisors have joined forces to create the Inland Empire Complete Count Committee. The Committee is a leadership body comprised of representatives from nonprofit, government, education, business and philanthropic sectors to help ensure next year’s decennial (recurring every ten years) census process is as accurate and as complete as possible in our region.
If you notice locally hired workers on foot throughout San Bernardino County that you don’t recognize working with laptops and/or taking photos of residences – including apartments, condo complexes and shelters– feel free to ask to see their identification. If they’re census employees, they will have a U.S. Census Bureau badge with a personal ID photo along with a computer bag that is visibly labeled with the U.S. Census Bureau logo. That laptop they’re carrying should be labeled with the U.S. Census Bureau logo and canvassers should also have census bureau literature with them
This address canvassing is to ensure the counting of each person only one time, once the official census begins next year. The canvassing effort will continue through Friday, Oct. 18. If a canvasser knocks on your door, after you verify their credentials, please cooperate with them as they may have some very simple questions for you.
For more information on the U.S. Census Bureau address canvassing, go to: https://www.census.gov/library/video/2019/address-canvassing-for-2020-census.html for a helpful video. Or for answers to your questions you can contact the Los Angeles Regional Office at either: 818-267-1700 or 1-800-992-3530; TDD – 818-904-6249; FAX – 818-267-1714 or email the office at: Los.Angeles.Regional.Office@census.gov.