U.S. Census Bureau Extends Comment on Residence Rules

Washington DC – The Census Bureau is extending the comment period on the Proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations, which was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2016. The comment period for the proposed criteria, which would have ended on August 1, 2016, is now extended until September 1, 2016. The full text of […]

Census Bureau to Release 2020 Census Operational Plan

MEDIA ADVISORY: CB15-168 Census Bureau to Release 2020 Census Operational Plan What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will release and discuss the operational plan for conducting the2020 Census during a live stream of the fall quarterly program management review for the public, key stakeholders and oversight bodies. Additionally, the Census Bureau will provide updates on other census topics, including 2015 […]

Understanding Prison Gerrymandering and Its Cure: Prisoner Reallocation

Long overlooked in the context of redistricting, prisoners are counted by the U.S. Census Bureau as residents of the institutions they are incarcerated in. The goal of redistricting electoral boundaries at the state and local levels is to create equally populated districts that ensure every voter’s vote has equal weight in an election. A consensus […]

The Census Bureau Warms Up to Prison Gerrymandering

The Census Bureau boasted in its 2010 View from the States,” that it has listened to state requests and is working toward helping states facilitate the latest redistricting trend: prisoner reallocation. The Bureau announced that it would conduct a feasibility study regarding prisoner reallocation – counting prisoners at their last residential address, although a previous […]