There is a lot at stake for counties in 2020. Many states around the nation have launched efforts to ensure census counts are accurate and complete. While Oregon is behind the curve, the pace is quickening. On April 1, Governor Kate Brown kicked off Oregon’s work around the census. In efforts to jumpstart an awareness campaign, she declared April 1, 2020 Census Day. This date is significant because since 1910, April 1 has been the reference date for the census, marking a point in time where respondents to the census should answer what county they live in most of the time.

What’s on the line?

Oregon should be fighting hard to provide accurate and