A fair and accurate count will be achieved in Sioux City by key partners like you engaging and assisting our community. We are seeking partners to help us in deploying community kiosks throughout the region. Kiosks are public places that host individuals who wish to complete the 2020 Census online.
What are the kiosk site requirements?
- Located in Sioux City (IA), South Sioux City (NE), Sergeant Bluff (IA), North Sioux City (SD)
- Provide a dedicated device (tablet, laptop or desktop) with the following basic requirements:
- Internet access
- Updated web browser
- Basic security parameters
- Agree to display the Siouxland Counts! community kiosk signage and branded materials.
- Commit to maintain the hours submitted (self-selected by the partner site)
- Commit to maintain availability during the dates submitted
- Be ADA accessible
- If possible, make available staff persons who have reviewed census basics
What kind of sites are you looking for?
In order to reach the entire community, we want to engage with host partners who are already established and trusted, and where people often have extra time that they could use to complete the census. Suggestions include, but are not limited to: libraries, health care facilities, religious institutions, post office, local businesses, Department of Motor Vehicles, laundromats, barbershops, and community centers.
What does a Siouxland Counts! Community Kiosk site look like?
It's important to find a place that is both highly visible to patrons and that matches the comfort of the owner or manager of the space. If you are transforming a non-traditional space into a learning space, it's important to have information about it posted in multiple areas.
What is the timeline for a Siouxland Counts! Community Kiosk Site?
Kiosk programs operate during the primary response period from March 12 - April 30, with some kiosks remaining publicly available through the end of July. The partner site can select the days and hours the kiosk will be open.
How do we staff a Siouxland Counts! Community Kiosk Site?
Kiosks can be much more effective if staff or volunteers are nearby to answer questions and provide assistance to answering basic questions about the census and its purpose. Having a staff member or volunteer nearby is suggested in case a need arises, such as requesting assistance with technology. Partners should create an environment where individuals can respond without interference. This environment should ensure that someone’s responses cannot be seen by anyone unless they are a sworn Census Bureau employee.
Only U.S. Census Bureau employees may collect responses directly from individuals, a staff or volunteer may not enter an individual’s responses for them or watch them enter their responses. If a member of the public requests assistance in completing their form, please direct them to the response option (online, phone, mail/paper, census taker visit to the home) that best suits their needs. If they still request your assistance with online response, you can provide this assistance but please inform them that you are not a Census Bureau employee and therefore their answers are not protected by law with you.
How do we sign up as a Siouxland Counts! Community Kiosk Site?
We are so excited to have you join us! Contact Kailyn Robert at the City of Sioux City to discuss further. We will then add your site (including hours of operation) to our website when it is complete.