Census Deadline Approaching

Monday, September 21st 2020, 6:01 am
By: Brooke Griffin

If you haven’t already filled out the 2020 census you do still have time, but that deadline to file is quickly approaching.

The deadline to fill out the 2020 census is Wednesday, September 30.

It can be filled out online, over the phone, or in person if a census worker comes knocking on your door. Those workers are easily identified by their official badge and they will always be wearing a mask.

Melanie Poulter, the Director of the Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma, said that Oklahoma is 39th in the country when looking at how many people fill out the census, meaning only 66% of Oklahomans, and Poulter said that needs to improve.

“It benefits you it benefits your community it benefits our state it ensures we are accurately represented in Congress and receive our fair share of federal funding dollars so it’s very important," said Poulter.

There will be a mobile site set up on Saturday, September 26 to help anyone who would like to respond in person.

The mobile site will be at 3 p.m. at the Supermercado Morelos near Pine and Harvard to help anyone who would like to respond in person or has any questions about the process.

To fill out your Census, CLICK HERE.