On October 14, 2020, the Census Bureau issued a press release to indicating Census Operation will on on October 15, 2020.
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The following are other points to consider.
- Congress needs to pass the bill to extend the statutory reporting deadlines from December 31, 2020 to April 30, 2021. The deadline for census response is informed by the deadline to deliver the apportionment counts to the president, and that apportionment deadline is controlled by Congress. To re-extend the response deadline without extending the statutory deadline creates an impossibly short timeframe of 2 months (reduced from the impossibly short timeframe of 3 months) for the Census Bureau to process the data collected this year. Ever since the census response deadline was extended past July, the Bureau knew they would be running on a timeline deficit for data processing. Regardless of whether the census portal closes this week or in four weeks, the fact of the matter is that the apportionment deadline should still be extended.
- At this point, a low “self-response rate” does not necessarily point to an incomplete or inaccurate count. The Census Bureau has state they have accounted for most, if not all housing units in California. The County is continuing to work with partners to ensure we count anyone the Census Bureau may have missed
- There is ongoing litigation that may change the deadline, although additional time is uncertain and unlikely.
Read more about the door-to-door enumeration process (Non-Response Follow Up) (PDF)
Read about what property owners need to know about Census Enumeration (PDF)
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