The City of Fort Myers has established a complete count committee (CCC)
for the upcoming 2020 Census. The CCC works to raise awareness and encourage participation in the census, and is led by Ms. Geri Ware, who is assisted in the effort by Ms. Patricia Sala, along with representatives of city government, local faith-based organizations, and nonprofit leaders.
Counting ever person living the United States, and for our community is a massive undertaking, and efforts begins years in advance. Here's a look at some of the key dates along the way:
March 12 - 20
Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond.
March 30 - April 1
: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days.
: Census Day is observed nationwide.
Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.
May - July
: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.