What to Know About Challenging Your 2020 Census Count

April 7, 2022

On March 28, 2022, GMA invited Matthew Frates, Chief of the Count Question Resolution Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, to present a webinar on CQR – the official process for local elected officials to request a review of their 2020 Census population counts. The presentation gave an overview of this process, set some expectations on possible case outcomes, the scope of cases for consideration and the workflow. The Census Bureau will stop accepting CQR cases on June 30, 2023. A recording of the webinar, as well as some resources and contact information for the 2020 CQR program, are below.

PDF: 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation (CQR)

Federal Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation (CQR) - All CQR materials, resources, and communication avenues are here.

What to Consider if You Find an Unexpected Census Result - This is pertinent for those who feel their counts are incorrect, but also for whom CQR is not in scope.  

National Archives

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review - This is the only source of official information regarding the proposed new operation. 


Email: dcmd.2020.cqr.submissions@census.gov 

Phone: (888)-369-3617 - The call center is the best place for answers to questions regarding CQR.

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