Volunteer Deputy Registrars help register eligible citizens to vote by distributing, reviewing, and accepting completed voter registration applications. A VDR must be trained and appoint by our office to accept Voter Registration Applications. All VDR appointments expire on December 31st of even-numbered years.
Training classes are offered the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
Note: There will be NO classes on Tuesday, August 1st as staff will be attending the Secretary of State Election Law Seminar.
Class size is limited so you must contact our office (512-943-1630) to reserve a seat no later than 12:00 pm on the day you wish to attend training. Classes are approximately 30 minutes. Due to the length of training, anyone arriving more than five minutes late may be asked to reschedule.
Once you have completed your formal training, you will be issued a Certificate of Appointment and given a registration packet with instructions and supplies.
Important Note: You may not accept registration applications until you have received the registration packet and the Certificate of Appointment from our office.
Qualifications to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar:
To be appointed, an individual must be:
- At least 18 years old
- A United States Citizen
- A Texas resident
An individual must not have been:
- Determined by a final judgment of the court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially incapacitated without the right to vote
- Finally convicted of a felony, or, if convicted,
must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of
incarceration, parole or supervision, or (2) been pardoned or otherwise
released from the resulting disability to vote
- Finally convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Penal Code
- Convicted of failing to deliver a voter registration application to a voter registrar
The complete Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide can be viewed here.