In a news briefing earlier this morning, Census Director Robert Groves reported that preparations for the 2010 Census are nearly complete, and it’s on track to being a successful count. According to Groves, the bureau has recently completed compiling its master address list used to mail out the census forms. In spite of the challenges facing the census count including undocumented residents wary of census takers and the high number of foreclosures, Groves is hopeful that the 2010 Census will have a strong turnout, owing in part to the short form and the outreach efforts emphasizing the confidentiality of the process. ''The plan has been set. Operations have been assembled,'' Groves said. ''It is a time for all of us, especially social, political and religious leaders around the country to get the word out that everyone needs to participate -- that it is easy to do, and it's especially safe.''