Texas is one of the hardest states in which to register to vote and cast a ballot, which helps to explain why Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country.
By becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR), you can register voters in your community—the first step toward getting people to the polls to make their voices heard in our democracy.
VDRs distribute and accept voter registration applications, making the process easier for unregistered voters.
To become a VDR, you must be trained and appointed by your county elections office. Follow these steps to become a VDR:
- Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website to see if you are eligible to become a VDR.
- Look for your county name here, and follow the instructions to attend your VDR training.
- If you don’t see your county on the list, don’t worry! You can sign up here to attend a virtual training with Powered by People.
- Attend and complete your training, and receive your VDR certificate.
It’s that easy!
Once you’ve received your VDR certificate, sign up to join the Powered by People Ambassadors Program. You’ll work with other VDRs in your community to register and engage voters to elect Democrats in local, state, and federal elections!