How To Talk To Friends And Family About The Census
California is committed to a complete and accurate count that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.California is committed to working with partners to monitor federal efforts, dispel fear and misinformation, and ensure all Californians understand their protections under Title 13.
What help is available?
Help is available in many languages through Questionnaire Assistance Centers and the many partners that are assisting communities.
- The Census will be available to complete online and by phone in 13 languages.
- Video and printed guides are available in 59 non-English languages, to assist individuals completing the form.
- The video and printed guides will also be available in braille and with large print
- The paper form is available in English and Spanish to a limited number of addresses designated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
It is important that everyone completes their Census form, which will be available to complete on your own starting mid-March to April 2020. Census workers will follow up in person with households that have not submitted their Census forms to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) and Questionnaire Action Kiosks (QAK) are physical locations where the public may receive information and assistance completing the Census questionnaire in their native language. These locations also may provide online and phone access for those needing support to access the questionnaire.