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Montana warns of imitation census survey mailed from Republican National Committee

HELENA – The Montana Department of Commerce warning citizens Thursday about an imitation census survey showing up in the mailbox of Montana voters.

The imitation survey, called the “2019 Congressional District Census,” comes from the Republican National Committee and asks for a minimum $15 processing fee.

The Montana Census Center reminds residents the official U.S. Census Bureau will never ask for money. Montana is ramping up outreach efforts ahead of the official census, which begins in March 2020.

The Census count is important for securing federal funding and will determine whether Montana will get another representative in Congress.

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The first page of the mailer. courtesy of Montana Department of Commerce.
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Second page of the mailer. courtesy of Montana Department of Commerce.
-Jon Stepanek reporting for MTN News
Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell is a digital content producer and editor at KPAX and KAJ. He is originally from Connecticut and moved to Montana over a dozen years ago. Mark has worked as a journalist for 25 years.
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