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Celebrate National Census Day April 1st!

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Celebrate National Census Day April 1st!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, April 1st is National Census Day, and municipalities throughout Tompkins County will be celebrating the day, as they join in the county's 2010 Census Complete Count campaign. Residents are invited to stop by their town or village office to talk about the Census and pick up special 2010 Census items.

The City of Ithaca will sponsor a census information table on the Ithaca Commons, Bernie Milton Pavilion, on April 1st, from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. City officials will be joined by representatives from the Census to discuss the 2010 Census and answer residents' questions. Lots of free, commemorative census items will be available. The City invites all to stop by to join in the celebration of Census Day.

The census count affects our area's government representation and funding for local services, and the Complete Count Committee reminds residents that "Everyone Counts in Tompkins County"--'it's important to fill out the form and quickly send it back. It takes just a few minutes to complete the brief, 10-question form, then mail it back in its postage-paid envelope.

Most residents in Tompkins County have received 2010 Census forms, which began to be mailed a couple of weeks ago. A reminder that, since the Census does not mail questionnaires to post office boxes, residents who receive their mail through P.O. boxes have not yet received census forms. By late April, Census workers will drop off a census form to addresses that receive their mail from a P.O. box.

Any resident concerned that he or she will not be reached, or who needs a census form or materials can also visit any local Questionnaire Assistance Center (QAC) or Be Counted (BC) Site to pick up a form to fill out.

For information on the county's QAC and BC sites and more on the Census, click HERE to visit the County"s Census web site or call 2-1-1.