2020 census mailers arriving in mailboxes

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:40:49-04

BOISE, Idaho — Mailers for the 2020 census should start arriving in mailboxes between March 12 and 20.

Households are encouraged to respond when they receive their invitation. Households will either receive an invitation encouraging them to respond online, by phone or by paper questionnaire.

All invitations will include a short phrase in English and 12 additional languages. In areas where 20 percent or more of the households need Spanish assistance, the invitations will be in both English and Spanish.

All households receiving an invitation in the mail will receive a second letter shortly after reminding them to respond. Then, households that still have not responded will receive a series of additional reminders, including a paper questionnaire in mid-April.

Census takers will follow up with households that do not respond to collect responses in person.