By Dave Thompson

BISMARCK, N.D. (Prairie Public) – A one day workshop is being held in Bismarck to talk about the 2020 Census.

It’s sponsored by the North Dakota Census 2020 Task Force – and is dubbed “We’re Counting on You.”

North Dakota Census Office manager Kevin Iverson says the purpose of the workshop is for everyone to learn how the Census will be conducted, and specifically what happens when people don’t respond. Iverson says in 2010, the results were seen as incomplete.

Iverson says the goal is to count everyone – because some federal funding is tied to the population count. And he says this count has a full decade of impact.