‘As to 6 a.m. today 1 937 000 persons got counted electronically, which means that they will outreach 2 million by the end of the day.’ This was the beginning of the conversation with the President of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) Sergey Tsvetarsky in the show "This Morning" on bTV on Friday. He added that the greatest percentage of people counted electronically is in Sofia – almost 50%. The second place keeps Varna with 35,5%. In Kardzhali and Smolyan they are around 10%, said Tsvetarsky.
The enumerators who are to visit people at their homes, shall fill in only a questionnaire. Therein shall not be filled in any data from the personal identity documents of people except their names and Personal Identification Number. Nowhere signature shall be required.
The enumerators shall not have the right to ask for your identity card, driver’s licence or passport or to give you for signature declarations, applications or any other document whatsoever.
1 707 458 people got counted online up to now, show data as to 6 a. m. today. 100 000 people got counted for twenty-four hours. Also 686 459 dwellings were counted where 748 748 households live.
The lowest are the e-census rates in the regions of Kardzhali, Razgrad and Silistra. In Kardzhali the persons counted electronically are still below one-tenth of the region population.
How can you be sure that the person who rings your doorbell is an enumerator?
First – the enumerator must show their official card, on which there are their photo, three names and identification number given by NSI.
Second – the enumerator must inform you clearly about the goal of the census and show you a questionnaire which has on its back a letter by NSI President where the goals of the census are described.
As to 6 a.m. today, 18th September, 1 327 801 persons got counted electronically or it is one fifth of the population in the country. They live in 584 236 households throughout the country.
625 245 persons got registered in the e-census system, out of which 59.4% are women. The most active are the women between 40 and 49 years. The registrations made by men are 40,6%.
The enumerators start the rounds in the sections fixed beforehand tomorrow, on 18th September, and will continue being on their rounds until 3rd October. They will make visits between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day, also at weekends and on public holidays.
Their task will be to describe all residential buildings, uninhabited dwellings and to count the households which did not get counted online or which do not intend to do it electronically by 30th September.
The National Statistical Institute opens help centre for assistance on questions for the census for citizens and enumerators. The centre opens its doors today, 16th September, and will work every day from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., also at weekends. It is located in the NSI building in Sofia on 2, Panayot Volov Str.
Massive artificially generated malicious traffic caused the difficulties in the first days in completing the electronic questionnaire. It became clear from the report by the National Statistical Institute presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Digitalization, E-government and Information Technology. NSI President Sergey Tsvetarsky was heard at the meeting of the commission.