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File #: 20-74    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Complete Count Committee and 2020 Census PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item it to provide the Town Council with an update on the activities relating to the Complete County Committee and to help launch the 2020 Census for Orange County.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - What-the-Census-wants-to-know, 2. Attachment B - Why-the-Census-Matters, 3. Attachment C - Map of Be Counted Sites
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Complete Count Committee and 2020 Census
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item it to provide the Town Council with an update on the activities relating to the Complete County Committee and to help launch the 2020 Census for Orange County.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning, Economic Development, and Manager's Office

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Annette Stone - 919-918-7319, astone@townofcarrboro.orgRachel Heggen - 919-918-7314, rheggen@townofcarrboro.org,

INFORMATION: Council member Foushee and representatives from three Town departments have been participating in the Complete Count Committee, a collaborative effort, to organize and facilitate the upcoming 2020 census for Orange County, North Carolina. The committee began meeting in the fall of 2019, to develop a comprehensive strategy that would ensure that residents understand the purpose of the census, how it is used, what to expect and, perhaps most important how to be counted.

A summary of the key information is as follows. The 2020 census is about to get underway. Mailed to each household, will be a census card with a number on it; the number is needed to complete the form. Census forms may be completed online, by phone or by paper form. Twelve census sites will be located throughout the county, including McDougle Middle School in Carrboro. Computers will be available at the various sites with sufficient assistance to help residents login. Census workers may not assist in the actual completion of the form. A list and location map of the twelve sites may be found at the following link: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2302/Be-Counted-Sites.

Only one card will be mailed to each household. Students living on campuses will be recorded by their school but students living off-campus as well as other households, where unrelated individuals share a residence, will need to work together to complete a si...

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