Build the Base for 2022: Become a VDR in 2021

It’s Spring time so that means it’s time to get deputized!

Yes, that’s right. You, too, can register voters in Hays County, and we’ll need as many Volunteer Deputy Registrars as we can find to build a voter base that will keep Hays County blue in 2022.

Becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar is easier than you might think. Travis County's Voter Registration office is stepping up in a big way by providing online training on Zoom. We can take advantage of this in Hays County because our elections office will offer you a reciprocal certification after you are certified through Travis County's training session.

To participate in the training, use this sign-up form to register for one of the regularly scheduled sessions linked here. This office has also scheduled a few additional sessions in March to make up for some previously canceled sessions. These make-up sessions will be held on March 20, 25 and 27, and you can pre-register using this link.

If you would rather not sit through the training, you can take a test at the Hays County Elections Office during regular business hours. The process is as easy as passing an open-book multiple-choice test, which can be completed in about 10 minutes at the Hays County Government Center.

The test is available online in PDF format for practice purposes. It is only 20 questions long, and it can be printed out and used along with a study guide to prepare before you go to the Elections Office to take the exam.

After about 10 minutes taking the test, you can walk out with your Volunteer Deputy Registrar card. The elections office is very accommodating and makes this process easy.

Volunteer Deputy Registrar certifications are good for two years ALL expiring on December 31 of even-numbered years.

For more information, you can visit the Texas Secretary of State's website.

Read through the material and when you feel adequately educated, come by the county office to take the “open book” exam, and receive your certificate of appointment and supply packet.

The office is located at 712 S Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX. It’s located in the Hays County Government Center, which is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

You can call the Elections Office if you have any questions at (512) 393-7310. Or you can visit the Hays County Elections Office website for more information.

Current VDRs can print and make copies of the Voter Registration Application with receipt attached in this linked PDF.

Where do I take the test?

Visit the Hays County Elections Office to take the VDR test. The office is located at 712 S Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX. It’s located in the Hays County Government Center, which is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

You can call the Elections Office if you have any questions at (512) 393-7310. Or you can visit the Hays County Elections Office website for more information.

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Exam

Click here to download a copy of the state's Volunteer Deputy Registrar Exam Print out the exam and study the questions before going into the Elections Office to take the test to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar.

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Study Guide

Click here to download a copy of the state's Volunteer Deputy exam study guide Use this study to help find the answers to the questions on the VDR exam before going into the Elections Office to take the test.