GET THE FACTS

The Madison Complete County Committee (Madison CCC) is a partnership between the Cities of Rexburg and Sugar City, Madison County, and other private and public organizations in Madison County. The goal of the Madison CCC is to help Madison County residents learn about the 2020 Census and to GET A CORRECT COUNT!

 

WHY A CENSUS?

 

The U.S. Constitution empowers the Congress to carry out the census in "such manner as they shall by Law direct" (Article I, Section 2). The Founders of our fledgling nation had a bold and ambitious plan to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count every person living in the newly created United States of America, and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress.

 

Enshrining this invention in our Constitution marked a turning point in world history. Previously censuses had been used mainly to tax or confiscate property or to conscript youth into military service. The genius of the Founders was taking a tool of government and making it a tool of political empowerment for the governed over their government.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES THE CENSUS COLLECT?

The following information about each household member:

 

  • Name

  • Relationship to Person 1

  • Sex

  • Age

  • Date of birth

  • Hispanic origin

  • Race

The 2020 Census is easy. The questions are simple.

Responses to census questions provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.

The 2020 Census is closer than you think!Here’s a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted.

 

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