A Digital Census Is Great for Some, Costly for Rural

Governing: Altogether, it’s a cheaper option. Setting up a website and sending out mailers will ultimately save taxpayer dollars, but going digital may have its own price.

“We’re going to struggle for the people who don’t have the Internet or don’t have a computer,” said Sophie Fisher, a local complete Census committee member. “We have people who spent their whole life doing it one way.”

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