Complete Count Committees

Complete Count Committees at the state, county, city and/or tribal levels are intended to bring together community leaders to work together for a complete and accurate count of residents in the targeted area. For us, that area is the state of Washington; and Governor Inslee launched the statewide effort on October 8, 2018. Chaired by former Governor and former U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the committee combines the expertise and knowledge of a representative group of local community, business, philanthropic, and elected leaders to strategize about how to:

  • Educate Washington residents about the census and its impact in terms of the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and billions of dollars that Washington's communities receive in federally funded programs
  • Explain innovations (use of internet as primary self-response tool – and dispel myths
  • Engender trust in the process despite the invasive nature of a census exercise and the cybersecurity concerns associated with online submissions
  • Encourage and ensure self-response and cooperation with census workers

Washington State Complete Count Committee

Other Complete Count Committees in Washington state

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