“These emails are a final reminder for people to respond to the 2020 Census on their own,” said Northern and Central California spokesperson Marna Davis with the U.S. Census Bureau. “Census takers will begin visiting households that have not yet responded to the census on August 11, 2020.”
The emails will alert households in low-response areas that time is running out and their response to the 2020 Census is important for their communities. The email messages will invite people to respond online at 2020census.gov.
People who receive the email and haven’t already responded should click on the link provided and complete the census online. It’s easy, safe and important.
The emails will go to all households that the Census Bureau has contact information for in census block groups with a response rate lower than 50%. This will include households who may have already responded.
The email messages will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and will give recipients the option to opt out of receiving future messages. The Census Bureau is also considering sending text messages to areas that have low response.
Households have until October 31 to respond to the 2020 Census. However, census takers will begin following up with households nationwide next month.