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Questionnaire Assistance Centers

Questionnaire Assistance Centers are predetermined locations where individuals can fill-out their 2020 Census online and receive assistance from trained staff, if needed. The Minnesota State Demographic Center is collaborating with Minnesota Public Libraries, statewide Complete Count Committees, and other 2020 Census partners to create a network across the state that can provide Minnesotans with the resources and assistance they need to submit their 2020 Census form.

Registration

Submit your entity’s interest in serving as a Questionnaire Assistance Centers for the 2020 Census using the Minnesota State Demographic Center’s Registration Form.

Locate Your Nearest Center

Map of Questionnaire Assistance Centers coming soon!

If you have trouble using the DataGrid application, you may download this SCV file and open it up in your preferred spreadsheet application.

Requirements for a Questionnaire Assistance Center

  • Officially lodge your entity’s interest in serving though the Minnesota State Demographic Center’s Registration Form.

  • Have all volunteers complete the training requirement by either:
    • Watching the QAC training video, which the Minnesota State Demographic Center will distribute to all registered QACs or;
    • Attending an in-person training session. The times, dates, locations, and registration information for those session can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Set aside and prepare a dedicated space where individuals will be able to access the internet and complete their 2020 Census.

  • Prior to March 1, 2020, provide the Minnesota State Demographic Center with the following information:
    • The dates you will be open for assistance.
    • Hours that you will be open assistance.
    • The languages that will be available for translation.
    • Whether or not you will offer any special accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If so, please specify the nature of those accommodations.

Questionnaire Assistance Center In-Person Trainings

In addition to the required training video that all Questionnaire Assistance Centers are required to watch, the Minnesota State Demographic Center will be hosting in-person training sessions for all those who are interested in receiving additional information about the 2020 Census form. Please review the times, dates, and locations for the optional in-person training session below and complete the online registration:

  • Monday, February 3, 2020
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Duluth Public Library -- 520 W Superior St, Duluth

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    10:00 a.m. – noon
    Detroit Lakes Public Library -- 1000 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Northtown Library -- 711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd, Minneapolis

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Blue Earth County Library -- 100 E Main St, Mankato

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Merriam Park Library -- 1831 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Heritage Library -- 20085 Heritage Dr, Lakeville
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