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News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

Starting on Thursday, March 12, households will begin receiving postcard invitations via mail to take the 2020 Census. All households should receive an invitation by April 1. We are encouraging residents to take the Census survey once you receive your invitation. 

There are several ways to take the Census, including online, by phone, by mail, or a Census worker may visit your home. We greatly encourage you to take the survey as soon as possible online, by phone, or by mail so that our Census workers can focus on the hard to count populations or populations that do not have access to these forms of communication. Census workers will visit your household from May to July if a response is not received. 

By participating in the Census, Charles County will receive appropriate funding for public services, such as schools, roads, healthcare, and more. It also allows our state to get the appropriate representation in the House of Representatives. 

To learn more about the Census, your privacy, and how to respond to questions, visit https://2020census.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...