• Census 2020 workers canvassing addresses in Sumter County

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    Census 2020 is rapidly approaching and workers are already out and about in Sumter County canvassing addresses as the first major field operation of the upcoming Census.

    Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households nationwide, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the Census. The address list plays a vital role in ensuring a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States.

    Census employees will have badges identifying their affiliation with the Census Bureau and some may be carrying briefcases. They will knock on doors and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the Census.

    Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID badge and explain the purpose of their visit. People can ask for a photo ID from another source to confirm their identity.

    The importance of an accurate Census count is paramount to Sumter County as each person counted equals about $1,500 in federal assistance to our community, which results in better roads, better healthcare and better educational opportunities for everyone.

    For more information, please visit https://www.sumtercensus.com/