Be a Volunteer Deputy Registrar

The Number 1 way to change politics is to register people to vote and then encourage them to show up on election day.

Volunteer Deputy Registrars (VDRs)  are entrusted with the responsibility of officially registering voters in the State of Texas. They are appointed by the Bexar County Elections Administrator and charged with helping increase voter registration in the state. 

Three ways for you to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in a Bexar County

  1. A county elections office may offer in-person VDR training.

  2. Currently, the Bexar County Elections Office offers VDR training by Zoom. To see the 2021 training schedule and register for Zoom training, click here

  3. A county may allow you to become a VDR by taking an online test.

  • Study the following before you take the test: Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) and VDR examination (PDF).  Comuníquese con el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Bexar para obtener información sobre cómo tomar el examen en español.

  • Complete this form to request an appointment as a VDR. | Complete este formulario en español para solicitar una cita como VDR.

  • 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.

  • To learn more, call the Bexar County Elections Office at 210-335-6625.

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