The Delaware County Complete Count Committee was recently made aware of a letter being sent to some Delaware County residents that mimics the official U.S. Census. The Republican National Committee has mailed forms titled the “2020 Congressional District Census” to some residents of Delaware County. The mailer asks for political party affiliation and if the resident supports President Donald Trump. A second page asks for monetary donations to the Republican National Committee.
This is not the official U.S. Census. The official U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire will be mailed to Pennsylvania homes by mid-March and it will also be available online. It will come from the U.S. Census Bureau. It will not ask for political party affiliation or ask for a monetary donation.
“There is a risk that some people will fill out this form and believe they have completed the official Census and then not respond to the official Census, which will cause an undercount,” said Michael Ranck, Chairman of the Delaware County Complete Count Committee.
Other organizations may be sending similar letters as well. People who receive similar mailers should not confuse these with the official U.S. Census. Anyone with questions can contact the Delaware County Complete Count Committee by phone 610-891-4931 or by emailing DelcoCounts@co.delaware.pa.us
The Delaware County Complete Count Committee was formed in 2019 to create and implement an awareness campaign to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The volunteer committee is comprised of government and community leaders from education, business, health care, religious and other community organizations. The goal of the Delaware County Complete Count Committee is to maximize Delaware County’s participation in the 2020 Census and encourage everyone to be counted.