State Representative Al Williams (D-Midway) encourages residents in Liberty County to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census before the September 30 deadline. As of September 9, Georgia’s self-response rate is 60.8 percent, which is behind the national average of 65.5 percent; House District 168’s response rate is 55.2 percent.
“It is vitally important that we have an accurate count,” said Rep. Williams. “If you need assistance completing your census form, please contact any elected official in Liberty County. Let’s have the highest response rate in Georgia.”
The 2020 U.S. Census ensures accurate representation for districts at both the state and federal level. The number of Georgians counted in the census also helps direct federal funding to local communities for health care, emergency and disaster response, education and infrastructure. For demographic purposes, large and small businesses may also base their future planning on the census results.
Georgians can respond to the 2020 U.S. Census online at my2020census.gov, which takes approximately five minutes to complete. Households may also call 844-330-2020 or fill out and return the official U.S. Census Bureau mail that they may have received. Households have through September 30 to respond to the census, but they are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.
Additionally, the Governor’s Complete Count Committee (CCC) and his nonpartisan initiative called “Every. One. Counts.” have been working to ensure that every Georgia resident is counted.
For more information on Georgia’s participation in the census, please visit https://census.georgia.gov or follow @gacensus2020 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Representative Al Williams represents the citizens of District 168, which includes portions of Liberty County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and currently serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Economic Development & Tourism, Game, Fish & Parks, Rules and Transportation committees. He is a member of the Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment.