A local in-field address canvasser for the upcoming 2020 census is gathering important data in the Sturgeon Bay area. Bob Spude of Sturgeon Bay applied for the job two months ago with the federal government and recently started logging information that goes directly to the Bureau of the Census. He explains his duties covering the Sturgeon Bay area so far.
Spude says his census work schedule is flexible and will conclude in early October. He adds that the temporary job allows him to interact with many friendly people he never met before. The initial canvassing will cover about 65% of the people, according to Spude. The actual Census Day will be April 1 with non-response follow-up after. The Census director will deliver apportionment counts to the president at the end of 2020.