U.S. Census Gets Help From ATVers

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

The U.S. Census is going all out to make sure everybody is counted – even courting the help of ATVers and snowmobilers.

At the recent Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, a U.S. Census employee manned a booth as he looked to hire people to reach residents who live off the beaten path using snowmobiles, ATVs or anything else that gets the job done.

“Here in Maine, our effort is to get at those places where we know you’re not going to be able to get in your car and drive there,” U.S. Census employee David Slagger told the Bangor Daily News. “So we figured, people that come to the Sportsmen’s Show might have ATVs or four-wheel drive [vehicles] and could possibly be interested in working for the Census Bureau.”

According to Bangor Daily News, one resident will require a census worker to take a 16-mile ride into the woods and then snowshoe or hike another mile to find him.

Source (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/138908.html)

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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