Training for Voter Registrars

Want to make a difference in your community?

Before anyone can vote in Texas, they need to be registered to vote in their county. In order to make it easier for people to register, the Travis County Voter Registrar, Bruce Elfant, deputizes volunteer registrars so they can go out into communities and signup new voters and update existing voter information.

Travis County conducts training classes for Volunteer Deputy Registrars (VDRs) every first Tuesday of the month as described here. One training session is required every two years.

To make it even easier to get the training, there are Saturday training sessions between now and October 4.

When: 10:00 am to 11:30 am every Saturday morning through Oct. 4 for the November 2014 election.

How: Pre-register for a specific Saturday with League member Mary Patrick, maptrick@gmail.com.
(Please sign up so we can bring enough packets. Put “VDR Training” in the subject line.)

Trainer: Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector and Voter Registrar and/or Cheryl Reese, VR Outreach Program Coordinator.

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, Austin, 78756.

  • Directions: From North Loop, between Burnet and Lamar, turn SOUTH on Grover.  Follow Grover until it dead ends into the church parking lot (go past the first driveway, FOLLOW THE BIG PINK SIGNS).

Voter Registration Opportunities for Volunteer Deputy Registrars

The Austin League of Women Voters will be participating in a series of voter registration drives and needs your help. If you are a Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar, please sign up for one or more shifts on September 23, September 24, September 27, and October 6. Details of these events can be found here.