Become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar

In Texas, interested individuals can become "deputized" by their county to register voters and assume responsibility for delivering completed application forms to that county's elections department in a timely manner.

Because there is no online voter registration in Texas, it cannot be stressed enough how important this volunteer function is to helping citizens get registered to vote...and remain registered to many registered voters don't know that they must update their voter registration any time they move to a new address or change their name.

Read more from the Texas Secretary of State about being a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar.

Two ways to get deputized to register voters in Bexar County

Training online involves self-study of a training manual pdf, completion of an "open book" test, and a brief visit to the Bexar County Elections Office at your convenience to have your exam graded and to receive your Certificate of Appointment.

1. read the volunteer deputy voter registrar training manual (pdf) on the website of the Texas Secretary of State

2. print a copy of the open book exam (pdf)

    • All answers to the test questions can be found in the training PDF.
    • No access to a printer? Set up an appointment to take the exam at the Bexar County Elections Department (210-335-6625).

3. bring your exam to the Bexar County Elections (1103 S. Frio St. | 78207) during business hours

    • A passing score is 90%, and you can re-take the test right there as many times as needed.
    • Once you've passed the open-book exam, you will be issued a a personal VDR number and a Certificate of Appointment.
4. Questions about the process?
    • Call the Bexar County Elections Department at 210-335-6625.
In Person
Trainings are:
  • socially distanced
  • take place on specific Tuesdays of the month
  • at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • at the Bexar County Elections Department (1103 S. Frio St. | 78207)
  • under an hour in duration

Call 210 335-6625 to reserve your spot at a training, as spaces are limited.  Visit Bexar County Elections Department for more information.

Expiration of appointments and re-certification

Certificates of Appointment expire at the end of every even-numbered calendar year, regardless of the date you completed your training.

For example, all Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Certificate of Appointments from training completed in 2019 - 2020 will expire December 31, 2020, so you will need to repeat the exam to receive a valid Certificate of Appointment to register voters in 2021 and 2022.

Questions about your Certificate of Appointment?

Call the Bexar County Elections Department at 210-335-6625.


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