Census Bureau Launches Mobile Questionnaire Assistance for 2020 Census Response

(BROOME COUNTY, NY) Broome County wants to make sure YOU are counted in the 2020 Census. Accurate Census counts are critical to our community’s future, determining federal representation and how state and federal funding are allocated. Recent events have only highlighted the importance of these factors as our community comes together to face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Currently only about 60% of Broome County households and 49% of city of Binghamton households have filled out their Census forms, lower than the national average response rate. Broome County is committed to making sure all local residents are counted in the 2020 Census and supports federal efforts in our community. The U.S. Census Bureau is resuming field activities in our area and has kicked off efforts to provide direct assistance for responding to the 2020 Census. The Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) program is part of the Census Bureau’s final push to encourage people to complete the 2020 Census before beginning door-to-door efforts at non-responsive households. At MQA events census response representatives will help people complete the census on a provided tablet or on their own device and can assist with any questions.

Assistance will be provided while practicing state and local social distancing protocols. All census workers have been trained in social distancing protocols and issued personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks to be worn during MQA support. During all outreach efforts, staff are identified with an ID badge with their name, photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark seal, and an expiration date. They will have an official Census Bureau-issued bag and tablet. MQA locations will have banners bearing the 2020 Census logo.

Residents can continue to respond to the Census online or by phone via www.my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. Likewise, anyone in need of assistance for completing the Census can visit one of the MQA sites in your community.

Scheduled MQA Events for Broome County are listed below. Follow the Broome County Planning Department Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BCPlanning/) for up-to-date information about the 2020 Census and local outreach events. If you have any questions, please contact the Broome County Planning Department.


Saturday, July 25
1:30-2:30 pm
North of Main Community Center
Binghamton Food Rescue Distribution
Center for Civic Engagement Voter Registration
85 Walnut St, Binghamton NY 13905

Sunday, July 26
10:00-3:00 pm
Animal Adventure Park
Hero Appreciation Day
85 Martin Hill Rd, Harpursville NY 13787

Monday July 27 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Binghamton DMV Office
81 Chenango St, Binghamton NY 13901

Tuesday July 28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Endicott DMV Office
137 Washington Ave, Endicott NY 13760

Tuesday, July 28
4:00-7:00 pm
Downtown Courtyard Market
49 Court St, Binghamton NY 13901

Wednesday, July 29
12:00-1:00 pm
Lee Barta Community Center
Food Pantry Distribution
108 Liberty St, Binghamton NY 13901

Wednesday, July 29
2:30-4:30 pm
Rural Health Network
VINES Farm Share Pick-up Site
455 Court St, Binghamton NY 13904


Thursday, July 30
11:30-1:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm
VINES Farm Share Pick-up Site
16 Tudor St, Binghamton NY 13901

Thursday, July 30
4:00-6:00 pm
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
VINES Farm Share Pick-up Site
83 Main St, Binghamton NY 13905

Thursday, July 30
4:00-6:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church
VINES Farm Share Pick-up Site
17 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott NY 13760

Tuesday, August 4
9:30-10:30 am
Eastern Broome Senior Center
Office for Aging Farmers’ Market Voucher Distribution
27 Golden Ln, Harpursville NY 13787

Monday, August 10
1:00-2:30 pm
Broome West Senior Center
Office for Aging Farmers’ Market Voucher Distribution
2801 Wayne St, Endicott NY 13760

Tuesday, August 11
9:30-11:00 am
Otsiningo Park
Office for Aging Farmers’ Market Voucher Distribution
1 Otsiningo St, Binghamton NY 13903

Friday, August 14
9:30-11:00 am
Johnson City Senior Center
Office for Aging Farmers’ Market Voucher Distribution
30 Brocton St, Johnson City NY 13790
 

Publish Date
July 24, 2020