Broncos ready to be counted in 2010 census
March 9, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is launching a month-long campaign to raise student awareness of the importance of everyone being counted in the upcoming U.S. Census.
"Traditional-age college students will be completing census forms for themselves for the first time," says Dr. Diane Anderson, vice president for student affairs, "and there is a lot of confusion about who should be counted and where they should be counted."
WMU has created a Web site at wmich.edu/census with answers to the most common questions, especially who should be counted and where.
Census forms will be mailed and distributed in mid-March and should be completed and returned by April 1. Personal information is strictly confidential. Aggregate data determines federal and state funding for a variety of programs and apportioning of elected representatives.
For more information about the census visit wmich.edu/census.
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