Last chance: Census count ends early Friday morning 

  • This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS/PAUL SANCYA

  • This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings.   AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Published: 10/15/2020 12:19:37 PM

Those who have not yet completed the 2020 United States census have until Friday morning at 5:59 a.m. to respond after a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week effectively ended the count.

The census questionnaire can be filled out online at www.my2020census.gov.

Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is used to determine each state’s congressional apportionment and districting. The count also helps the federal government divvy up $675 billion per year for schools, hospitals, roads and other programs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 




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