Deputy Voter Registrar

The Harris County Democratic Party wants your help registering voters before the next election.  Registering voters is quick, easy and provides a real service to the effort of turning Texas blue.  Below are some details about what is required to be a Deputy Voter Registrar, and a list of upcoming trainings if you are interested in attending.

Details:
Texas election law provides for County Voter Registrars to designate individuals to assist in registering eligible voters. These individuals are appointed as Volunteer Deputy Registrars and operate under state rules and supervision of the County Voter Registrar.   The Harris County Democratic Party encourages all that are eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar.

To be eligible to serve as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a resident of Texas

You must not be:

  • determined by a probate court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated and thereby without the right to vote.
  • finally convicted of a felony or, if a felon, fully discharged of sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, completed period of probation, or have been pardoned (Texas Election Code, §13.031(d)).  A person is not considered to have been fully convicted of an offense if adjudication of guilt was deferred (H.B. 1226, 82nd Leg.).
  • finally convicted of an identity theft offense (Texas Penal Code, § 32.51).
  • finally convicted of a Class A misdemeanor relating to performance-based compensation for voter registration (Texas Election Code, §13.008).

By law, all volunteer registrar appointments expire on Dec.31 of even-numbered years. That means that if you registered voters last summer and haven't taken a class yet, you need to take the class again. 

Training is mandatory for anyone who is interested in becoming a new or renewed Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar. That means applicants must be retrained before they can be reappointed as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar.  

See our event calendar for additional trainings being hosted by Democratic Clubs and Organizations.

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Training Schedule: 

 Please note: No reservation required; First-come, first-serve basis. Participants must arrive on-time and attend the training in its entirety

Location                                   

Date

Time    

 

*Harris County Administration Building
1st floor conference room
1001 Preston Street, Houston 77002

06/10/2017 

10:am

 

Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South Street Houston, TX. 77009

06/12/2017

6:00 pm

 

**Harris County Jury Plaza
1201 Congress, Houston 77002

06/13/2017  

2:00 pm

 

**Harris County Jury Plaza
1201 Congress, Houston 77002

06/13/2017

6:30 pm

 

Northwest Harris County Republican Party
21542 State Highway 249 Houston, TX. 77070
2nd floor/No elevator

06/14/2017

6:00 pm

 

Baker Ripley (Ripley House)
4410 Navigation Houston, TX. 77011

06/15/2017 6:00 pm

 

Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters
3800 Spencer Hwy Suite L Pasadena, TX 77504

06/19/2017

5:30 pm

 

Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters
1445 North Loop West Freeway Houston, TX. 77008

06/21/2017

6:00 pm

 

San Jacinto College North
Building 12, Room 112
5800 Uvalde Road Houston, TX. 77049

06/21/2017

6:00 pm

 

Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Drive Houston, TX. 77036

06/24/2017

10:00 am

 

Taylor Lake Village City Hall
500 Kirby Blvd. Taylor Lake Village, TX 77586

06/26/2017

6:00 pm

 

Masjid Al Salam
16700 Old Louetta Road Spring, TX. 77379

06/28/2017

6:00 pm

 

Leonel Castillo Community Center
Room 136 - THIS CLASS WILL BE IN SPANISH ONLY
2101 South Street Houston, TX. 77009

06/29/2017

6:00 pm

 

Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South Street Houston, TX. 77009

07/10/2017

2:00 pm

 

**Harris County Jury Plaza
1201 Congress, Houston 77002

07/11/2017

6:30 pm

 

Northwest Harris County Republican Party
2nd Floor/No elevator
21542 State Highway 249 Houston, TX 77070

07/12/2017

6:00 pm

 

Spring Volunteer Fire Department #71
Training Room
646 East Louetta Spring, TX 77373
      

07/17/2017 

6:00 pm

 

Baker Ripley (Ripley House)
4410 Navigation Houston, TX. 77011

07/20/2017

6:00 pm

 
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commented 2017-05-13 15:29:42 -0500 · Flag
commented 2017-04-09 20:29:14 -0500 · Flag
Are there plans to update the upcoming deputy registrar trainings for 2017?
commented 2016-09-09 21:34:00 -0500 · Flag
The Harris County Tax Office website has a more comprehensive list of deputy voter registrar training sessions. There are several that will take place before September 20th:

https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Deputy
commented 2016-09-09 07:36:30 -0500 · Flag
OK Folks, I looked on the calendar and found one voter registration training event in September (see below). Given that voters have to be registered by Oct 11, it’s not a lot of time!
Tue, September 20, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Area 5 Campaign Headquarters 3800 Spencer Hwy Suite L Pasadena, TX 77504 (map)
Description: Join us for VDVR training presented by Mike Sullivan’s office at the Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters.
Located in the Fitness Connection center, Spencer & Burke on the Burke side.
Please RSVP on Facebook also. https://www.fac​ebook.com/event​s/5970904637960​38/

CONTACT
Jennifer Halvorson · president@area5​democrats.com · 832-245-3418
commented 2016-09-09 07:27:27 -0500 · Flag
Where can I find an updated training schedule? This one only goes to 8/13.
Like probably 90% of the folks out there, I’ve put off thinking about voting and checking that my registration is still good until now. So September is the critical time to get folks registered. We should strike while the iron is hot!
commented 2016-08-23 13:24:39 -0500 · Flag
Are there any DVR training opportunities in late August or September (last date listed here is Aug 13)?
commented 2016-08-22 23:37:00 -0500 · Flag
Ann Rosenwinkel commented 11 days ago · Flag
How long is the training? How many hours?<<

The training session today, Aug. 22, at Sheltering Arms Senior Services Center took a little over an hour — 2 p.m. to about 3:15 p.m.
commented 2016-08-11 22:22:21 -0500 · Flag
How long is the training? How many hours?
commented 2016-07-27 10:31:26 -0500 · Flag
That’s the schedule I followed – it’s not up to date…warning to anyone else who’s looking to get training, do not follow the schedule unless you can confirm that the training is actually happening. I drove across town and there was no training for the day listed.
commented 2016-07-27 09:09:34 -0500 · Flag
A current schedule (as of 07/2016) of volunteer deputy voter registrar training sessions can be found at the Harris County Tax Office website:

http://www.hctax.net/voter/deputy
commented 2016-07-16 09:59:54 -0500 · Flag
Showed up to the 7/16 training as listed above and was told that there was no training. Can we get accurate information so that we’re not wasting time running around the city?
commented 2016-06-27 14:56:20 -0500 · Flag
how long will this training last?
commented 2016-06-27 14:55:48 -0500 · Flag
how long does the training take?
commented 2016-03-08 12:39:48 -0600 · Flag
I am trying to get a few others to join me as I renew my DVR. The republicans have at least three training sessions for volunteers to attend!! My friends and I are going to get our training, but I would LOVE to see this page on our Harris County Democratic Party website to have at least a few trainings scheduled for our volunteers to get DVR trained as well as get it updated and keep it current! These are dates from 2013!!!
commented 2013-07-09 12:53:52 -0500 · Flag
I am interested in becoming a volunteer working from my home