Break Out The Crystal Ball

While watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I notice the PSA’s for the census say that we should fill out the census form this March.  But the census form asks for the name of the people that were living here on April 1, 2010.

It does not ask who will be living in this dwelling on April 1?, it asks who WAS living in this dwelling on April 1?

So we are to predict the future in the past tense.