News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Workers with the U.S. Census Bureau are out working in neighborhoods in St. Mary’s County and across the United States in preparation for the 2020 census count.
Address canvassing operations began in August and continue through October, updating address lists of households that are necessary to deliver invitations to respond in the 2020 count.
Census Bureau employees have started walking through neighborhoods across the country and in St. Mary’s County checking addresses that are not already verified through the agency’s software.
To help identify address listers, employees will have badges and briefcases indicating their affiliation with the Census Bureau. They will knock on doors and ask a few basic questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the census.
Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID badge and explain the purpose of the visit. People may also ask them for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity.
For more information on address canvassing, visit the Census Bureau website or call the Public Information Office at 301-763-3030.
For reports of suspicious individuals on a property, call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-8008.