On April 1, 2020, a census mandated by the U.S. Constitution will be taken. The Virginia Complete Count Commission was established to serve as a trusted voice and resource to educate, empower, and engage communities to ensure that all of the diverse voices in the Commonwealth of Virginia are counted in the 2020 Census.
Every ten years, the United States Constitution mandates a count of all the people living in the United States and its territories.
Having an accurate and complete count provides the basis for a variety of things, such as the distribution of congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds to support states, counties, and communities’ vital programs, which impact housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.
Communities benefit the most when the census counts everyone, to ensure that there is a fair share of allocated funds. Ultimately, the success of the census depends on everyone’s participation.
Want to help? To ensure that all of the diverse voices of the Commonwealth are heard and all Virginians are counted, the Office of the Governor is looking for individuals involved in their community to become Virginia Complete Count Census Ambassadors.
Ambassadors are Virginians that are passionate about having an accurate Census count, are active in their community and local organizations, and excited to engage their fellow Virginians with information about the Census.
We need your ideas on the best way to engage your community and ensure that everyone gets counted.
Those interested in becoming a Virginia Complete Count Commission Census Ambassador, can sign up below. Ambassadors are expected to: