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2010 Census Timeline:
March 15 - 17, 2010 U.S. Census Bureau mails Census forms to households
Mid-March U.S. Census Bureau mails letter in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese to inform households how to obtain a Census form in those languages
March 22 - 24, 2010 U.S. Census mails reminder postcards
March 28, 2010 U.S. Census Bureau mails second Census form to households in low-response/hard-to-count areas from 2000 Census:
April 1, 2010 CENSUS DAY
April 15, 2010 LAST DAY TO MAIL BACK YOUR CENSUS FORM
May - July 2010 Census takers visit households that did not return a questionnaire by mail.
December 2010 By law, the U.S. Census Bureau delivers population counts to President Obama for apportionment.
March 2011 By law, the U.S. Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to New York.
Proto: Who all wants pork chops?
Census Taker: I do, I do, and this government cheese tray is delicious by the way!
Proto: Starting the charcoal briquettes now, that cheese is delicious it only cost the taxpayer’s 14,000,000,000,000.00!
Census Taker: Proto oh no the fire in the briquettes has gone out!
Proto: No worries I will put some more lighter fluid on the briquettes.
::squeeze wheeze, squeeze wheeze, squeeze wheeze::
Census Taker: Proto oh no, your out of lighter fluid!
Proto: Oh dear me, we are! How on earth will we ever get the grill going now?
::The Census Taker looks around in desperation and suddenly their face lights up::
Census Taker: Proto, Proto I know, we can use some of these Census Forms!
:roto smiles as heaps of forms are shoveled on top of the briquettes by the poor emaciated Census Worker whose nary seen a meal in months for the meager wagers that they are paid::
Proto: What a brilliant idea! I guess the Census serves an important purpose after all!
COMING IN JULY TO AN ATS FORUM NEAR YOU…Proto and How He Invited the Census Workers to His Fourth of July Barbeque!
Accuracy of census could be at risk because of delays, lack of testing
The Census Bureau remains behind schedule for the 2010 census and the delays are putting the accuracy of the count at risk, officials from the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. "There are two great risks: time is running out and the lack of testing of key operations," said Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues for GAO, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives. "There's no time for missteps, no slack in the schedule. If glitches emerge, there's not a whole lot of time to figure out the workaround."
Computer glitches hamper 2010 Census Friday, May 7, 2010
Frequent glitches in the computer system built to manage the 2010 Census could jeopardize its accuracy and drive up costs beyond its $15 billion price tag, according to a new watchdog report.
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