What is the Town census and why should I respond?

Massachusetts State Law requires that the Town and City Clerks send a census form to every household in the Commonwealth. Failure to respond shall result in removal from the Active Voting List and may result in removal from the Voter Registration Rolls. Non-voters who don't respond will be removed.

More importantly, the census reports the total number of residents for State funding, determines Belmont residency for schools and enables the 911 Emergency Response Personnel to know for whom they are looking in the event of a 911 emergency call.