Travis County Tax Office

Volunteer deputy registrars

A Volunteer Deputy Registrar or VDR is a volunteer trained and appointed by the county voter registrar to register voters in the county where they are appointed. Duties of a VDR include:

  • Providing applicants registration applications to voters
  • Assisting applicants in completing their voter registration application
  • Accepting and reviewing completed voter registration applications and giving applicants their receipts

A VDR’s certification of appointment is valid immediately upon training and expires on December 31, of odd-numbered years. VDRs are appointed county by county and must attend a one hour training, per cycle, in order to maintain certification. If you have not attended training anywhere in Texas and would like to become a VDR in Travis County, either to register voters in Travis County, or to become a VDR in another county via reciprocity, reserve your spot to attend. by clicking the link below.Becoming a volunteer deputy registrar is easy. The state requires you attend a one-hour training session. We are currently offering training sessions online. Register now to attend.

Our zoom trainings are open to any Texas resident who meets the following qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A United States citizen
  • A Texas resident

You cannot be:

  • Determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally, mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated, without the right to vote.
  • Convicted of failing to deliver a voter application to a voter registrar.
  • Convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, you must be fully discharged of the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or you were  pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote.
  • Convicted of identity theft under Sec. 32.51 of the Texas Penal Code.  
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