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CSDE Director Sara Curran Discusses Census Count

Posted: 11/23/2020 (Local Events)

UW News spoke with CSDE Director Sara Curran about the controversy surrounding the 2020 census, and what may come next. Curran explains that the shortened time between the end of the count, and the Dec. 31 deadline of delivering the count to the president, shortchanges data reconciliation processes that ensure an accurate count. These data reconciliation processes were statutorily set for four months after the close of enumeration, but now are being given only two and a half months. Curran also talked about the census at two events this fall: the UW Libraries’ Constitution Read Aloud event, and as part of the UW Graduate School’s Public Lecture Series, Coexisting with COVID-19.

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