No Trick: Census Bureau to Continue 2020 Census Until Oct. 31

The U.S. Census Bureau  plans to officially end the 2020 Census nationwide Oct. 31, according to a statement from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama Counts!

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.

“The Census Bureau informed Alabama that it has made the decision to ultimately extend the census to October 31,” ADECA Director and Alabama Counts! Chairman Kenneth Boswell said. “This gives the state of Alabama an extended time to complete their census and make Alabama count.”

Anyone who has not participated in the 2020 Census can go online at ; call 844-330-2020; return the mailed paper form; or by give household’s information to a socially distanced door-to-door Census taker. Any information given in the 2020 Census is protected by strict federal law.

State leaders are hoping to see the overall participation rate among Alabama households continue to rise with the extended time.

“This extra time will make a difference as Alabama households have more time to be counted,” said Boswell. “It takes a matter of minutes to determine the future of our state, let’s use this time to cement our tally and influence all that depends on this final count.”

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