Census Takers In Town This Week

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If you never filled out your 2010 census form that arrived in the mail back in March, like about 20 percent of Verona residents, you should expect to be visited by a census taker this week. According to Township Manager Joe Martin, census workers are required to show I.D. and are not permitted to enter your residence. This year there are only 20 questions so the process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Keep in mind that cooperating with the census is important because it determines how many seats New Jersey gets in Congress, what the legislative district boundaries are, and  how many dollars of federal government spending will come back to Verona. The state of New Jersey has created a 2010 Census Web site with answers to commonly asked questions.

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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langanhttps://myveronanj.com
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected].

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