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 even-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 synchronous training sessions using Zoom and asynchronous training sessions using video. Anyone interested in becoming a VDR in Texas can register now for synchronous Zoom training. Residents in Travis, Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee or Williamson Counties can participate in asynchronous training by watching this video and completing an exam.
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.