Census Bureau Announces 2019 Census Test to Begin

Office of Financial Management

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Dear Census 2020 Mailing List –


Please see the announcement from the Census Bureau regarding a Census 2020-related test that will begin this week across the country. The exercise is intended to test the effect of the citizenship question and to plan for non-response follow up operations.


Selected households in this test (480,000 across the US) will get up to five mailed invitations to respond, according to the schedule below.


Mailing 1: June 13, 2019

Mailing 2: June 17, 2019

Mailing 3: June 27, 2019

Mailing 4: July 10, 2019

Mailing 5: July 22, 2019



We wanted to make sure that you are aware of this test in case you or someone you know receives an invitation.


If you have any questions about this test, please feel free to contact Lisa McLean, OFM’s 2020 Census Coordinator (statewide), at lisa.mclean@ofm.wa.gov or 360-902-0584.