Every 10 years the Census Bureau launches a massive operation to count the population of the country. The counting is very importan, especially for minority communities, because determines the allotment of congressional seats, Electoral College votes, and about $1.5 trillion in federal funding for the next 10 years.
Usually, the way a census happens is by hiring a fleet of door-knockers, known as enumerators, who will go to every house and ask the people who live there to fill a questionnaire; but for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has open the possibility to respond online or by phone by sending and invitation to every household with a 12 digit code that serves as a unique identifier. This invitations were sent between March 12 to 20 and only the people that doesn't respond online or by phone will be visited by a door-to-door enumerator.
But as we all know, things can happen and mail gets lost, and because of that some people haven't receive their invitation to fill the census even if other units in the same building received theirs.
If your household is facing this situation and you want to respond the census, we have prepared a step-by-step video showing the option that www.my2020census.gov has for those whose invitation hasn't arrived:
It is important to note that the invitation to respond the 2020 Census is sent to the household and not a specific person residing there, so make sure to include everybody by learning who should be counted when you complete the 2020 Census.