Did you know that failure to return your completed Census form could impact how long you stand in line on Election Day? If you did not vote in the September 4 Primary Election and haven’t returned this year’s census form you could now be an inactive voter. To keep your voting status active – and to help avoid those longer lines on November 6 – return your census form to the City by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to 617-625-5643, or dropping it off at the Elections Desk in the basement of City Hall no later than Wednesday, October 17. Blank forms can be found at www.somervillema.gov/vote by clicking on the ‘Census’ tab.
Census responses do more than simply expedite the voting process or provide the City with useful data; they also dictate the flow of some population-based federal funding. As a result, taking the time to fill out and return your form is a simple and easy way to help us secure funding for City programs and services.