Local Count Me In WV volunteer pushes for complete count on Census Action Day

MT. HOPE, WV (WOAY) – Wednesday was Count Me In WV’s Action Day where there was a statewide push to make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.

As a volunteer for Count Me In, Jean Evansmore, a Mt. Hope local, has been passing out and sending out mailers for the past few months to remind people to fill out their Census.

She wants to remind everyone that the information you give will be used only for the count and will help West Virginia get more funding if it has a more accurate count.

She says each person who doesn’t get counted causes the state to lose an estimated $3,000. 

“It takes a couple of minutes. That’s all. And you’re done,” she said. “And you can feel good about it because you were helping yourself and others in your state, so do your census.” 

You can fill out your census online, through mail or by the phone at 844-330-2020

If a Census ID number has not been brought to your doorstep, you can still fill out online.

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.