Volunteer Deputy Registrars help register eligible citizens to vote by distributing, reviewing, and accepting completed voter registration applications. They serve for two-year terms expiring on December 31 of even-numbered years. 

Want to Volunteer?

Monthly training classes for volunteers interested in becoming VDRs are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar is easy. Attend a one-hour training session held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Training is held at the Travis County Voter Registrar's office located at 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751.

To schedule a remote training for a group of 15 or more, contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Reese at (512) 854-3976 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Qualifications

To be appointed, an individual must be:

  • at least 18 years old;
  • a United States citizen; and
  • a Texas resident

An individual must not have been:

  • determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated or (2) 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, must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or (2) be pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;
  • convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Penal Code

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Duties

Volunteer Deputy Registrars help Travis County citizens register to vote by:

  • providing a voter registration application;
  • assisting in the completion of the application;
  • accepting and reviewing the completed application and giving receipts;
  • informing the applicant that voter registration certificates are mailed within 30 days;
  • submitting the applications in person to our office at 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 within 5 calendar days.

Existing Volunteer Deputy Registrars

Current Events

Read the quarterly VDR Newsletter and check out our Facebook Events.

Conduct a Voter Registration Drive

Volunteer Deputy Registrars are encouraged to conduct voter drives in their neighborhoods, through civic and religious organizations and in the community at large. Learn more about conducting a voter drive. 

Order Your VDR T-shirt 

Stand out at your events by ordering your VDR t-shirt online today!

Shining Star Celebration

Thanks to all of our volunteers who attended the 2017 Shining Star Celebration. If you missed the event, check out the video!

Do I have to be a resident of Travis County to be a VDR in Travis County?

No. You must be a Texas resident and you must return the applications for all Travis County voters to the Travis County Tax Office within 5 calendar days.

How can I contact a VDR who can come to my event and register voters?

Contact Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Coordinator Cheryl Reese at (512) 854-3976.