If You Haven’t Filled Out Your Census, Time Is Running Out

Illinois residents have until 5 a.m. Friday to fill out the census online. But all paper responses must be postmarked by Thursday.

If You Haven’t Filled Out Your Census, Time Is Running Out
In this March 19, 2020, file photo, is an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident. Matt Rourke, File / AP Photo
If You Haven’t Filled Out Your Census, Time Is Running Out
In this March 19, 2020, file photo, is an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident. Matt Rourke, File / AP Photo

If You Haven’t Filled Out Your Census, Time Is Running Out

Illinois residents have until 5 a.m. Friday to fill out the census online. But all paper responses must be postmarked by Thursday.

Census results are usually tallied through the end of October. But this year, the Trump administration is ending census counting two weeks early.

Reset discusses what this decision could mean for local and state governments, and what’s at stake for Illinois residents.

GUESTS: D’Vera Cohn, senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center

Amanda Vinicky, political correspondent at WTTW