Centro do Informacion is pleased to partner with the City of Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library, and many other community partners to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 US Census.
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Information from 2020Census.gov
Every 10 years, the census counts everyone living in the United States. It is important to count every person living in your home to make sure your community and others across the nation are accurately funded and represented for the next decade.
In March, nearly every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or from a census taker.
Count everyone, from grandpa to the new baby.
No matter who lives in your home, be sure to count them all in the 2020 Census. This includes grandparents, young children, foster children, and non-relatives who are living with you. Information collected in the census will inform the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding each year.
Your response is safe.
Your personal information is kept confidential by law. Your responses can be used only for statistical purposes. They cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine your personal eligibility for government benefits.
Your family can help you respond.
The online census form is available in English and 12 additional languages. If you do not speak one of those languages, someone else in your home can complete the form for everyone in your home. If the adults in your home do not speak one of these languages, someone can translate for you. This includes a child in your home or a friend.
When it’s time to respond, most households will receive an invitation in the mail. Every household will have the option of responding online, by phone, or by mail.
Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you’ll receive either an invitation encouraging you to respond online or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire.
Avoiding Fraud and Scams
The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe. If you have questions on any subject not mentioned contact us at 800-923-8282, scams and false information must be reported to email - firstname.lastname@example.org .
Avoiding Scams Online
Phishing is a criminal act in which someone tries to get your information by pretending to be an entity that you trust. Phishing emails often direct you to a website that looks real but is fake—and may be infected with malware.
It is important to know that the Census Bureau will not send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the 2020 Census. Further, during the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:
- Your Social Security number
- Your bank account or credit card numbers.
- Money or donations
In addition, the Census Bureau will not contact you on behalf of a political party.
Staying Safe at Home If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
- First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
Census web page for outreach material and information -https://2020census.gov
Addition resources for information and brochures for City of Elgin -http://www.gailborden.info/census