Logistically, people displaced by disasters raises yet another set of basic questions. Through partnership with federal authorities and private charities, can displaced people be contacted—either in the census, if the disaster occurs close to Census Day, or in ongoing collections like the ACS or CPS? Barring that, can an up-to-date inventory of the destroyed (and rebuilding) housing stock be maintained, and the population in temporary shelters be accurately logged and followed up as they move to more permanent homes?

sons to “submit an affidavit stating that the individual intends to return to the place of residence where the individual is otherwise qualified to vote.” The act was introduced separately in the House and Senate as H.R. 3734 and S. 1867, respectively, and has also been incorporated into an omnibus relief bill, H.R. 4197. As of May 2006, all of the bills had not advanced beyond committee consideration (the omnibus H.R. 4197 having been referred to 9 separate committees).

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