Census Bureau Press Release: Telephone Assistance Line Closes July 30
Just 3 Days Left to Ensure You Are Included in 2010 Census
Telephone Assistance Line Closes July 30
The U.S. Census Bureau reminded the nation today that on Friday, July
30, it will shut down its toll-free telephone assistance line. More than
130,000 interviews have been completed via the toll free line. Friday is
the last day for callers who feel they may have been overlooked in the
census to complete their 2010 questionnaire quickly over the phone.
“I urge residents that believe they did not receive a form, who did
not mail it back or have not been contacted by a census enumerator to call
1-866-872-6868 to ensure they are included in the 2010 Census, making this
the best count of the American population to date,” said U.S. Census Bureau
Director Robert M. Groves.
For more than three months, individuals who believed they weren’t
included in the census were invited to call the toll-free assistance lines
(open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean,
Vietnamese and Russian) to provide their information.
July 30 is the last day to take an interview over the toll free line
to leave enough time for Census Bureau professionals to process the data
and ensure that residents are counted in the right place and prepare the
state population counts by the statutory deadline of
Dec. 31, 2010.