Anyone Keep Getting Census Stuff After Responding Already?

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In summary, despite filling out the census online weeks ago, the conversation participants have been receiving requests by mail to complete it again. This has resulted in frustration and confusion, with some wondering if there is a delay in government processing or if they should be concerned. Similar experiences have been shared, with some suggesting to contact the number on the mail and clarify that the census was already completed online. However, some have not received any further notices after submitting the form online.
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My household filled out the Census stuff online weeks ago.

We've been getting requests to complete it by mail, saying we haven't filled it out yet.

Massive lag in government processing of this stuff? Or, should we be worried?
 
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We had this happen to us (in NZ). I rang the number and said we filled it out online. They said 'okay, no problems.' Then a few weeks later they mailed us again asking us to fill forms out. Again I rang and said 'look, we've already been in touch - we've filled out the census online so LEAVE US ALONE plane @ simple sort of thing'. They soon stopped bothering us.

Maybe ring the number in the mail and clarify you've filled it out online.
 
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We got something in the mail to go to a website and record census information.
Did that.
Got an identicle mailing a couple weeks later. o_O
 
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I got one more mailing after submission of initial request online. None lately.
 
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I filled out our census form online a few days before the April 1 deadline. Haven’t gotten any notices since then.
 
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jtbell said:
I filled out our census form online a few days before the April 1 deadline. Haven’t gotten any notices since then.
Same for me -- no further notices.
 

1. Why am I still receiving census materials even though I already responded?

There could be a few reasons for this. It's possible that your response was not received or processed yet, so the system continues to send reminders. It's also possible that you received the materials before you responded, and the system is not aware of your response yet. If you are sure you have responded, you can contact the Census Bureau to confirm.

2. Is it necessary to respond to the census more than once?

No, it is not necessary to respond to the census more than once. If you have already responded, you do not need to do so again. However, if you received multiple census materials, it is possible that you responded to one but not the others. In that case, it is important to respond to all materials you received.

3. Can I ignore the census materials if I have already responded online?

It is not recommended to ignore the census materials, even if you have already responded online. It's possible that your response was not received or processed, and the materials you received are reminders. It is important to confirm that your response was received by contacting the Census Bureau.

4. I responded to the census but continue to receive materials addressed to previous residents. What should I do?

If you are receiving census materials addressed to previous residents, it's possible that the Census Bureau has not updated their records yet. You can either disregard the materials or contact the Census Bureau to inform them of the change in residence.

5. I keep getting census materials even though I never responded or live at the address. What should I do?

If you are receiving census materials for an address you do not live at or never responded to, it's possible that the Census Bureau has incorrect information on file. You can contact them to inform them of the error and request to be removed from their mailing list.

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