After much back and forth, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could end the census early, making today the final day to complete the census.
The law requires that every person living in the United States and its territories is counted, regardless of citizenship status.
It’s an important part of political representation and local funding. The census determines how federal funding is allocated, as well as how many U.S. representatives each state gets.
Here’s how to complete the census by internet, phone or mail.
To complete the census via internet, go to https://my2020census.gov/. This method of responding will be available until 6 a.m. EST Friday.
The census can be completed via phone in English by calling 844-330-2020. It can be completed in Spanish by dialing 844-468-2020. The census bureau offers the option to respond in a variety of other languages by calling one of the numbers listed on its website.
Mailed census responses must be postmarked by Thursday.
The bureau started mailing census forms in April. To fill out the form, use a pen with blue or black ink and return the form in the envelope provided.
To help respondents spot scams, the U.S. Census Bureau has said it will never request credit card numbers, your full Social Security number, money, donations, bank account information or action for a political party.
The agency’s website lists more information about responding to the census.