The deadline to complete the 2020 U.S. Census is approaching on September 30th and the Bellevue University Library is offering free assistance on September 10th to those who need help completing the form.
One of the target groups that the library is hoping to assist with the Census is military families new to Bellevue. Some of the families may have been able to complete and submit the Census before they left their previous assignment, but those who did not are welcome to come if they have questions. Another target group for the event is those who are disabled and might not be able to complete the Census over the phone or using the computer.
It is important for people to fill out the Census because the numbers collected determine representation in the U.S. Congress. Census numbers can affect funding for the next 10 years.
The deadline for the Census before the coronavirus pandemic broke out was July 31. Now the deadline is September 30. We hope Bellevue University’s Census event can act as a jump-start for some people to complete it.
The community event will be held from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, outside the front entrance of the Freeman Lozier Library located at 1028 Bruin Boulevard. Staff from the U.S. Census and Bellevue University will be on hand to answer questions or assist individuals. Handicapped parking is available and a ramp to the event is there for those who need it. Additional parking is available south of the Bellevue University Durham Administration Building.
We encourage those who have not yet completed the 2020 Census and have questions to come to the event. Those who are able to complete the Census by themselves can do so at: https://www.2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.
Face masks must be worn and will be provided if necessary and physical distancing will be observed.