Volunteer Deputy Registrar

Virtual VDR Training Labs

In-Person VDR Training Labs

Volunteer Deputy Registrars are entrusted with the responsibility of officially registering voters in the State of Texas.  They are appointed by county voter registrars and charged with helping increase voter registration in the state.

Eligibility of a Volunteer Deputy Registrar:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • be a United States Citizen;
  • 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 application to a voter registrar;
  • not have been 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;
  • Not have been finally convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Texas Penal code
  • Be a Texas resident.


Contact the Voter Registration Department during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment for a brief training and to fill out an Application and Certificate of Appointment to become deputized. You will receive some voter registration applications and information to take with you. The whole process generally takes about 15 minutes.

Are you currently deputized in another Texas county?  If so, you will not need to undergo additional training in Collin County. You will only need to provide your current Certificate of Appointment and complete the necessary paperwork to be certified in Collin County.   Contact the Voter Registration Department to request an appointment.

Contact Info:

Collin County Elections
2010 Redbud Blvd, Ste 102
McKinney, TX 75069

Deputizing Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

(By appointment only.)


In order to speed up the training process, you may view the training manual prescribed by the Secretary of State:

Training for Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrars

Additional information can be found in the Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide.