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Census officials aim to accurately count all Arizona communities in 2020

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 12:59:35-04

Federal officials are determined to recruit workers and accurately count residents for the 2020 census, especially such historically underserved minorities as Native Americans and Hispanics, census leaders said Tuesday.

“It’s important we hire people in every community in order to have a complete and accurate census,” said Timothy Olson, the Census Bureau’s associate director of field operations.

This year for the first time, the census questionnaire can be completed online, Olson said.

Officials will leverage social media for outreach but still will rely on door-to-door canvassing for people who don’t use or have access to the internet, such as people who live in rural areas or far-flung reservations.

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