DRACUT — With National Census Day today, Interim Town Manager Ann Vandal would like to share the three different ways residents can fill out the 2020 Census.
“The Census can be done online, making it easy and available for residents to complete from the comfort of their own home, especially during this unique time when many of us are staying home in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Vandal said. “Filling out the information takes only a matter of minutes and the results can have a significant impact on both our community and beyond.”
Starting last month, residents nationwide began to receive invitations to complete the census. Data will be collected until August.
According to Secretary of State William Galvin’s website dedicated to the Massachusetts 2020 Census, the census impacts how much federal and state funding is given to communities for various projects in areas including education, transportation and public health. The census also impacts the state’s representation in Congress and how many votes it has in the Electoral College, as well as representation in state and local government.
Anyone with questions about the 2020 United States Census may call the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Census Division at 833-MA1-2020.
For more information about the 2020 census, visit 2020census.gov.