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Georgia launches census web site

From Staff Reports

In an effort to coordinate local census committees and encourage participation in the 2010 count, Georgia has launched a census web site.

The site lists the members of the Georgia Complete Count Committee and its subcommittees, and contains information on upcoming meetings. It also contains links to materials from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Gov. Sonny Perdue said the establishment of the web site is the first official effort of the state Complete Count Committee, which is co-chaired by Mike Beatty, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Debra Lyons, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development.

"This committee is tasked with developing and implementing a plan to ensure we have the best possible census participation rate," Perdue said. "We expect this web site to serve as a meeting place for all state and local Complete Count Committees to learn and respond to our duties as a state."

In a statement on the web site, Perdue said the committee will be working over the next several months to develop a plan to promote participation in the census.

"I am asking for all Georgians to complete their census forms and return them by mail as soon as possible," Perdue said. "By mailing your form in a timely manner, you will both help ensure our state is accurately represented and help save taxpayer dollars."

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On the net: www.census.georgia.gov