Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program
Tarrant County welcomes participants in its Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program to serve and assist in registering eligible citizens to vote. Becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar is easy, but it is a position of trust and responsibility to the citizens that you will register to vote.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars serve for two-year terms that expire on December 31 of even-numbered years.
A Volunteer Deputy Registrar must meet the following qualifications:
be at least 18 years of age;
be a United States citizen;
a resident of the State of Texas;
not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
never have been convicted of failing to deliver a voter’s application to a voter registrar;
not have been finally convicted of a felony, or if convicted, must have been (1) fully discharged from the sentence, including any term of incarceration parole, or supervision; or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;
not have been finally convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Penal Code.
A Volunteer Deputy Registrar may:
- distribute voter registration applications,
- assist applicants in completing voter registration applications and
- accept completed voter registration applications from eligible applicants.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars must review for completeness each voter registration application submitted to them while the applicant is still in their presence. Incomplete applications must be returned to the applicant for completion.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars must issue a receipt to each applicant who submits a voter registration application.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars must personally deliver completed voter registration applications that they accept to the Elections Department within five days of receipt, but not later than the day following the last day to register to vote in the next election. Failure to timely return a voter registration application is a criminal offense and grounds for termination of the Volunteer Deputy Registrar appointment.
Failure to deliver an application in a timely manner is a criminal offense.
How to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar:
- In-person training: In person trainings are postponed until further notice.
- On-line training: Tarrant County has adopted the procedure that allows a person to proceed with on-line training by reviewing the training materials and examination questions provided by the Secretary of State website. After review of the training material and examination questions you must appear in person at the Tarrant County Elections Administration Office, you will need to schedule your appointment. Examination and supplies will be issued on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. by reservation (not available during holidays and election day). Please visit our sign up tool to reserve your spot. A potential Volunteer Deputy Registrar can use the training materials to assist them when completing the examination. After scheduling your appointment, you must complete and bring with you the request for Appointment Form *
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- Group Trainings: Training for your organization or group are postponed until further notice.
Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guides in PDF format
- Volunteer Deputy Registrar (English)
- Voluntario Subegistrador (Spanish)
- Tình Nguyện Viên Phó Cử Tri (Vietnamese)
Tarrant County Elections Administration
2700 Premier Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Hours of Business: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.