NEW LEBANON–Postal customers whose mail is delivered to a post office box are asking their postmasters where their census forms are.
Melissa Eigenbrodt, the postmaster in New Lebanon, where some residents lack residential mail delivery, told The Columbia Paper that census forms are delivered to the post office bearing the physical address of the person the Census Bureau is trying to reach. In other situations, the post office can use its “local knowledge” and put the mail in the addressee’s box, she said. But census rules forbid that. “The carrier takes them out in a big box and brings back what she can’t deliver.”