[APG Public List] 2010 Census warnings

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Tue Jan 26 21:37:47 MST 2010

I agree with Dee. That person should be reported. He has no business being a census taker. The goal is to get people to give the information. Not threaten them.

Laurie Roberts Caulk

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Dee Gibson-Roles 
To: Carolyne Gould;apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: 1/26/2010 11:23:48 PM 
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] 2010 Census warnings

You could report him to the local office of the Census Bureau.  Records are kept of enumerators and the records they carry or create.  It would be easy for the office to identify who came to your residence.  Having worked for the Census, I know that this kind of behavior is not tolerated as a general rule.  If he is not reported, there is a good chance he will be working in the enumeration this year, and God only knows what kind of erroneous information he will gather and what tactics he will use to gather it!  Just my humble opinion!
Dee in NC

From: Carolyne Gould <carolyne_cwy at yahoo.ca>
To: kappgen at consolidated.net; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Wed, January 27, 2010 12:00:33 AM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] 2010 Census warnings


We had quite an interesting time with a canvasser who came by our place early last year. I have a garage apartment on the property; but, I haven't rented it in years. (Long story). The canvasser was extremely rude when we told him no one lived there and that no one would be living there in the foreseeable future. He kept wanting to know "why" we weren't renting it and threatened some kind  of arrest for failure to answer his questions. Wish we had copied down his name.


At 5:50 PM -0500 1/26/10, D Kapp wrote:
> The content of the mass email seems accurate to me.
> The address verification phase of the 2010 census actually began in early 2009, with the specific time of the canvassing varying depending on where in the U.S. you live. As one of the address canvassers (actually, I was in quality control, but that's another story), my job for where I live ran for several weeks from about April to June.
> Handheld computers are/were used, and when one region was done with canvassing, the computers were shipped to the next region. Perhaps address canvassing is still going on somewhere...
> Our formal training mandated visiting every dwelling (knocking on doors) in specific blocks/areas to verify that each dwelling had a mailing address on the census address list. We asked if the family received mail at their posted address (if there was one posted on the house), obtain a correct mailing address if a PO box is used, check the ZIP code when in doubt, and make sure that any separate residences or other unit on a property, such as a trailer, above-garage unit, or apartment gets its own census. A house that looks at first glance like a single-family dwelling could have a separate apartment. (There are quite specific definitions as to what constitutes a dwelling unit. It was all in that big manual we carried around.) We also were to list addresses of group dwellings in our assigned blocks/areas such as nursing homes, halfway houses, etc., which get a different type of census form. We also deleted any addresses that were on the "starting list" but no longer existed.
> In practice, I heard that some canvassers just walked along sidewalks or streets and copied down the numbers from mailboxes or door fronts. So you might have noticed either type of activity relating to address canvassing.
> Debbie Kapp

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