Volunteer Deputy Registrar

Volunteer Deputy Registrar

Corpus Christi LWV registering voters

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! 

Contact your County voter registrar 

Each county voter registrar:

  • may offer in-person VDR training provided by the Texas Secretary of State.Graphic Not all Superheroes wear capes!
  • or may  allow persons to become a VDR by examination:
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    • 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.

All VDR appointments expire on December 31 on even-numbered years.

For more information please refer to the Texas Secretary of State's

  Volunteer Deputy Register Guide