Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Voting and Registration Supplement, 34177 [2020-11954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. Literature on and considerations about the use of internet samples for this type of work have been thoroughly covered by a Task Force commissioned by the American Association for Public Opinion Research and are well documented there (Baker, et al., 2013). The information collected in this program of developing and testing questionnaires will be used by staff from the Census Bureau and sponsoring agencies to evaluate and improve the quality of the data in the surveys and censuses that are ultimately conducted. Because the questionnaires being tested under this clearance are still in the process of development, the data that result from these collections are not considered official statistics of the Census Bureau or other Federal agencies. Data will be included in research reports prepared for sponsors inside and outside of the Census Bureau. The results may also be prepared for presentations related to survey methodology at professional meetings or publications in professional journals. lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0978. Form Number(s): TBD. Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 67,600. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,900. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureausponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–11957 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Voting and Registration Supplement The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act: The Voting and Registration Supplement. This survey, conducted in conjunction with the Current Population Survey, is collected biennially from a sample of housing units identified in the monthly CPS sample. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 34177 Title: Voting and Registration Supplement. OMB Control Number: 0607–0466. Form Number(s): There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on computers. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 52,000. Average Hours per Response: Approximately one and one-half minutes per response. Burden Hours: 1,300. Needs and Uses: This survey has provided statistical information for tracking historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in each Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data collected from the November supplement relates demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to voting and nonvoting behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only source of data that provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter characteristics distinct from independent surveys, media polls, or other outside agencies. Federal, state, and local election officials use these data to formulate policies relating to the voting and registration process. College institutions, political party committees, research groups, and other private organizations also use the voting and registration data. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Biennial. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Section 1 authorize the Census Bureau to collect this information. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–0466. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Voting and Registration Supplement

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act: The 
Voting and Registration Supplement. This survey, conducted in 
conjunction with the Current Population Survey, is collected biennially 
from a sample of housing units identified in the monthly CPS sample.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Voting and Registration Supplement.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0466.
    Form Number(s): There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on 
computers.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 52,000.
    Average Hours per Response: Approximately one and one-half minutes 
per response.
    Burden Hours: 1,300.
    Needs and Uses: This survey has provided statistical information 
for tracking historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in 
each Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data 
collected from the November supplement relates demographic 
characteristics (age, sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to 
voting and nonvoting behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only 
source of data that provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter 
characteristics distinct from independent surveys, media polls, or 
other outside agencies. Federal, state, and local election officials 
use these data to formulate policies relating to the voting and 
registration process. College institutions, political party committees, 
research groups, and other private organizations also use the voting 
and registration data.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Biennial.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and 
Title 29, United States Code, Section 1 authorize the Census Bureau to 
collect this information.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce 
collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0607-0466.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-11954 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
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