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Open up, it's the police ... checking to see if you filled out your form

Posted by Martin Finucane March 25, 2007 03:06 PM


Town Clerk Carole Marple said police will visit households in town that fail to return the annual census form to attempt to verify information about who lives there.

Towns are empowered to use police for such purposes under Massachusetts General Law, Marple said. Compiling accurate census data is crucial for a number of reasons, she said, such as assuring that all residents are entered into the pool of available jurors for court trials.

Residents can call the clerk’s office at 508-651-7853 if they have lost their census forms.

— Kyle Alspach

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