After months of confusion and legal challenges over when the 2020 census count should end, a federal judge says the deadline is Oct. 31.
Census officials had said they would wrap up a count by Monday. Census watchers and advocates said this would lead to an inaccurate count that could deny communities political representation and federal money.
Thursday, a California judge said the Census Bureau must continue counting until the end of the month.
The Census Bureau says that in New Hampshire, 99.9% of households have been counted. Census watchers and advocates say the count may not be totally accurate because of challenges associated with the pandemic. People can still fill out a Census survey online.