Help Texas citizens register to vote, become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR)
Contact your County Voter Registrar to become a VDR.
Volunteer Deputy Registrar FAQs
- You must be certified as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar by the County Voter Registrar to register voters in that county.
- Distribute, assist in completion & review of voter registration applications
- Accept completed voter registration applications and provide receipts
- Turn in completed applications in person to their county registrar office within 5 calendar days.
- VDRs serve for two-year terms expiring on December 31 of even-numbered years.
Learn more FAQs with the Texas Secretary of State's
Three ways for you to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in a county
- A county may offer in-person VDR training provided by the Texas Secretary of State.
- A county may allow you to become a VDR by taking an test.
- Study the following before you take the test: Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) and VDR examination (PDF).
- Go to your county's voter registrar's office, during regular business hours, to take the test.
- If you pass the VDR test, your county voter registrar must appoint the you as a volunteer deputy registrar, and advise you of any county-specific policies.
- You are not required to retake the VDR test to become a VDR in another county.
- If you passed the test in one county and are a certified VDR you should submit a Request for Appointment as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar with the new county.
- The county voter registrar in the new county will appoint you as a volunteer deputy registrar and advise you of any county-specific procedures for completing the duties of a volunteer deputy registrar