NEW YORK____ In response to yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow the Trump Administration to end all counting efforts for the 2020 Decennial Census before the end of the operational plan, which was previously in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York Attorney General Letitia James urged all New Yorkers to complete the census by the new deadlines set by the federal agency. New Yorkers have until Thursday, October 15, 2020 to postmark a paper census form. The deadline for filling out a form online for New Yorkers is Friday, October 16, 2020, at 6:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
“The census is a fundamental tool of our democracy, and without an accurate count, New York runs a very real risk of losing representation, federal funds, and other forms of government aid,” said Attorney General James. “My office has taken up the fight every single step of the way to challenge and parry every swing the Trump Administration has taken to obstruct a fair count, but it is now in the hands of New Yorkers. It’s up to every one of us to complete the census and be counted. The economic progress and the electoral power we have worked so hard to achieve for New York are at stake.”