Help Texas citizens register to vote, become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR)
- are appointed by each county's voter registrar
- 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.
To become a VDR!
Each county voter registrar:
- may offer in-person VDR training provided by the Texas Secretary of State.
- or may allow persons to become a VDR by examination:
- applicants review
- then applicants must appear in person at the voter registrar's office, during regular business hours, to take the examination
- upon satisfactory completion of the examination, the voter registrar must appoint the person as a volunteer deputy registrar, and advise them of any county-specific policies.
- if you took the exam and received a certificate of appointment in one county you are not required to retake the examination in a new county. You should submit a Request for Appointment as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar with the new county. The 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.
- VDR FAQs
All VDR appointments expire on December 31 on even-numbered years.
For more information please refer to the Texas Secretary of State's