Travis County Tax Assessor
Become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar
Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Help register voters for the presidential election now by becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar. Travis County enjoys the highest voter registration rate among urban counties in Texas thanks in large part to its Volunteer Deputy Registrars. The invaluable support provided by Volunteer Deputy Registrars involves assisting citizens with voter registration. They distribute voter registration applications and take responsibility for making sure that citizens complete the application correctly so there is no delay in processing. They also provide a receipt that serves as proof of registration and they personally deliver applications to the Office of the Voter Registrar within 5 days of completion.
“Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrars will play an important role in helping us achieve our goal of registering an additional 54,000 voters by September 30,” said Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar, Tina Morton. “If you are interested in serving the community by registering voters, we invite you to join our team of volunteers. Not only do we provide training each month at our office, we can also bring the training to your organization.”
Since the voter registration initiative was announced on May 30th, we have registered 6,045 new voters in Travis County through the end of June. To reach our intended goal of 54,000 new registered voters by September 30th, a strong base of active volunteers is now more important than ever before. Volunteer Deputy Registrars come from all walks of life. They regularly promote voter registration at festivals, job fairs, concerts, community events and within their own social networks.
How can you become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR)? Volunteers must be 18 years or older and attend a one-hour training session where they learn about the qualifications to become a VDR and how to register voters. Regularly scheduled training is held on the first Tuesday of each month. To request a training session for your organization, call (512) 854-9473.
The next training sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm (each session is approximately one hour long) at the Travis County Voter Registrar located at 5501 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751.
For questions about your voter registration status, registering for the first time or updating an existing voter registration record, early voting locations or Election Day polling places, please visit www.traviscountytax.org or call (512) 854-9473.
Contact: Tiffany Seward
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:10 PM