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 ten 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!


Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Thanks to all of our volunteers who joined us on August 6, 2015 at the LBJ Library to celebrate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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.