The census is a nationwide count of the country’s population that is mandated to occur every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution. The City of Madison, like many units of government and organizations across the country, is undertaking a community outreach effort to explain why this national effort for a complete and accurate count of residents is important locally. The City of Madison’s Complete Count Committee is working hard to make sure everyone gets counted in the 2020 Census!
In March, people will receive a letter with instructions on how to fill out Census 2020. The census will count every resident of the United States to determine the distribution of more than $675 billion of federal funds, how many people we get to elect to Congress to represent our community, and where lines are drawn for federal, state and local elected official’s districts. Be sure to fill out the census and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to do so as well.
For more information, visit the City of Madison, the State of Wisconsin, and U.S. Census Bureau websites.