All current VDR Certificates of Appointment will expire on December 31, 2024.
Note: There is a new process for reciprocal VDR certification. You can get reciprocal certification in-person at the Elections Dept office or online via email. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for details.
Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) classes will be conducted the first, second, and third Tuesday of every month at 4:00pm. One evening class at 6:00pm will be conducted the first Tuesday of each month. A Saturday class at 10:00am will be offered quarterly (website will reflect upcoming dates).
Training classes are either in-person or online, check our website for class schedule.
In-person classes are at the Elections Department, 301 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626.
Online classes will be held using Webex. This link has information about how to join a Webex meeting:
JOIN A WEBEX MEETING
Please use our online enrollment app to reserve a space in a class. You must enroll in a class at least 2 hours prior to the class start time.
VDR TRAINING ENROLLMENT APP
If you have questions, email [email protected] or call (512) 943-1630.
- Classes are approximately 45 minutes
- In-person classes have a capacity of 30 participants
- You may not accept a registration application until you have received your Certificate of Appointment from our office
- No training classes will be conducted during the Early Voting period or on Election Day
What is a VDR?
Volunteer Deputy Registrars help register eligible citizens to vote by distributing, reviewing, and accepting completed voter registration applications. A VDR must be trained and appointed by our office to accept Voter Registration Applications. All VDR appointments expire on December 31st of even-numbered years.
Qualifications to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar:
To be appointed, an individual must be:
- At least 18 years old
- A United States Citizen
- A Texas resident
An individual must not have been:
- Determined by a final judgment of the court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially incapacitated without the right to vote
- Finally convicted of a felony, or, if convicted, must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
- Finally convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Penal Code
- Convicted of failing to deliver a voter registration application to a voter registrar
The complete Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide can be viewed here.