About one-third of Peoria households still have not responded to the federal census.
And with census takers ending their work on Sept. 30, a month earlier than previously planned, it’s getting down to crunch time — resulting in local officials trying to find new ways to reach residents and get them to respond to the once-a-decade national survey.
One plan involves recruiting volunteers to go out into neighborhoods themselves, supplementing existing door-to-door census takers, to boost the number of responses.
Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, the local agency that’s serving as an outreach partner, is looking for such volunteers to go out for a few hours, on Saturday, Sept. 12th, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. People interested in participating are asked to contact Norris Watson at the agency, firstname.lastname@example.org.