My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

MyTwoCensus Editorial: The “advance letter” mailing appears to have gone off (almost) smoothly…

Despite the threat of service cutbacks and job losses at the US Postal Service that were announced in recent days, the mailing of approximately 100 million “advance letters” appears to have gone off with only a few minor glitches. (See previous post about city names and zip codes being inaccurate in St. Louis!) Yes, this whole mass mailing concept should seem like a fairly simple process, but after the major printing debacle that occurred in 2000 (that could have been fatal to the advance letter process), we taking nothing for granted. Despite some small levels of populist discontent about the Census Bureau “wasting money,” the lack of discussion about the advance letter should be treated as a good thing, in that people are now generally aware that their 2010 Census form will arrive in the mail in one week. Let’s just hope that next week’s mailing, which is clearly the most important one in terms of obtaining data (and saving taxpayers money in the long run) is also a process marked by accuracy and efficiency.

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2 Responses to “MyTwoCensus Editorial: The “advance letter” mailing appears to have gone off (almost) smoothly…”

  1. Linda Says:

    I got the actual 2010 Census form today. They got the actual street right. House number was wrong, city name wrong, ***state was New Hampshire and I live in Mississippi***, zip code was wrong but had 3 of the same numerals in it. I live in a single zip code city. Sorry, getting the zip and state wrong is a major blunder!

  2. Stephen Robert Morse Says:

    Linda, can you scan or take a digital photo of this and please send it to me asap?