What is A Volunteer Deputy Registrar?
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. They administer voter registration applications and take responsibility for making sure the citizen completes the application correctly so there is no delay in processing.
What are the Qualifications?
To qualify as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar, you must be:
- At least 18 years old
A United States citizen
A resident of the State of Texas
You cannot be:
- Determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally, mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated, without the right to vote.
Convicted of failing to deliver a voter application to a voter registrar.
Convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, you must be fully discharged of the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or you were pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote.
Convicted of identity theft under Sec. 32.51 of the Texas Penal Code.
What are the Duties of a Volunteer Deputy Registrar?
- Distribute, assist in completion & review of voter registration applications
Accept completed voter registration applications and provide receipts
Turn in completed applications in person to their county voter registrar office within 5 calendar days
A Volunteer Deputy Registrar may distribute and accept a voter registration application form from any resident of Lubbock County and distribute and accept applications from voters who wish to change or correct information on his/her voter registration certificate (such as name and/or address).
What is the Length of Appointment?
You may be appointed a Volunteer Deputy Registrar at any time. However, your term expires on December 31 of the next even-numbered year.
Your appointment as a volunteer deputy registrar may be terminated by the appointing authority if it is determined that you:
- Failed to properly review a voter registration application
Intentionally destroyed or physically altered a registration application
Engaged in any other activity that conflicts with your responsibilities as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar
Your appointment as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar will be terminated by the appointing authority if:
- You are finally convicted of an offense under the law relating to delivery of completed voter registration applications to the registrar
You are finally convicted of an offense under the law relating to performance-based compensation for voter registrations
How do I become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar?
Please call 806-775-1338 to schedule an appointment for a Volunteer Deputy Registrar training class. Volunteer Deputization will be by appointment only until further notice.
Once you have completed the training class, if you are eligible, you will be issued a Certificate of Appointment and voter registration applications with a tear off receipt.
All training classes are held at the Lubbock County Elections Office, 1308 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX.