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Friday last day to call Census number

Tribune News Service

Friday is the last day to call the U.S. Census Bureau’s toll free number for residents who feel they’ve been overlooked.

The number, (866) 872-6868, will be shut down at the end of business on Friday, and Census workers will start tabulating the results in time for their Dec. 31 deadline.

“I urge residents that believe they did not receive a form, who did not mail it back or have not been contacted by a census enumerator to call 1-866-872-6868 to ensure they are included in the 2010 Census, making this the best count of the American population to date,” said U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves.

For more than three months, individuals who believed they weren’t included in the census were invited to call the toll-free assistance lines (open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian) to provide their information.