New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Current Events
US Census taker greeting resident at the front door with a handshake.

US Census taker greeting resident at the front door with a handshake.

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the change in leadership in the Commerce Department as the government prepares for the upcoming 2020 census.

John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting director until President Trump can appoint a new director. While this may not seem like exciting news that affects your life, it is.

Preparations are well underway for the 2020 Census, which stands to be a controversial one. In fact, it already has been added to the Government Accountability Office’s list of high-risk government projects. Here, we take a look at the Census, its history and importance, and what makes 2020 a high-risk year.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education