Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order establishing the Maine Complete Count Committee, (MCCC) to develop and support census counting efforts and to encourage full and accurate participation in the 2020 Census.
The MCCC will develop, recommend and assist Census outreach to encourage full and accurate participation in the 2020 Census. The MCCC will submit an interim report by December 31, 2019 with recommendations, and a final report to Governor Mills, no later than March 1, 2020, detailing the outreach strategy.
“Having a complete and accurate accounting of our population is essential to our representation in Congress and the State House, to the allocation of billions of critical federal grants and to important funding decisions for state-based programs and services,” said Governor Mills. “The 2020 Census is much more than just a head-count. It is a critical measurement that will help ensure our state’s voice is heard in the years to come. I look forward to receiving the MCCC’s recommendations on how Maine can complete a full and accurate counting of our population.”
The Constitution requires a counting of the population every ten years and to hep accomplish this the US Bureau of the Census recommends that each state create a Complete Count Committee.
According to the 2010 US Census, Maine had a population of 1,338,404.