Frequently Asked questions How will the census contact me? Census will send information in March with instructions on how to respond to the census online, by mail or in person. Some areas of the county may also receive a ballot that they can mail in. Those who don’t respond online, by phone or mail, may receive a visit from a census taker. Who is required to respond? By law, everyone is expected to be counted. Is the census hiring? Yes. Take a look at some of the opportunities here. Or you may call them at 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) What will this information be used? By law, the information you provide can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be shared with other government agencies. Is my information safe? Yes. Online responses are encrypted so they cannot be accessed by outsiders. And by law, household information cannot be shared with any other agency, including police or social services. Do I need my census ID number to complete the census online? No. The census ID is associated with your address. If you don’t have the number, you will be asked to enter your address. What should I do to be counted if I don’t receive an invitation or if I have lost my information? You can still call or go online to provide your information. active link for “call the census” How do I know whether someone works for the U.S. Census Bureau? Census takers are issued an official government badge or you may check with the census office. How can I contact the census bureau? In Ohio, call 1-267-780-2600. For general census information 301-763-INFO (4636)800-923-8282 The deaf or hard of hearing can use 800-877-8339.