The U.S. Census Bureau is solely responsible for administration of the 2020 Census – including developing the questions on the census form, distributing the forms, collecting and tabulating the data and following up with households who do not respond. The State of Alabama has no direct role in the administration of the census count. However, Governor Ivey has designated the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs as the state’s liaison with the U.S. Census Bureau. Through Alabama Counts, ADECA is working closely with the Census Bureau’s local personnel to ensure that all Alabamians understand the importance of a full census count to the state and to encourage every Alabama household to fill out and turn in a 2020 census form.