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Walker County Needs Deputy Voter Registrars

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. Deputy Voter Registrars will be acting as an agent on behalf of Diana McRae, Walker County Voter Registrar, to register voters.   Accordingly, the deputy will be expected to understand and abide by the Texas Election Code.

Before deputation, all interested persons must complete the state mandated training provided by the
Walker County Voter Registration Office free of charge.

Who can be a Volunteer Deputy Registrar?
You are eligible to register voters in Walker County if you:

  • are at least 18 years old;
  • are a United States citizen;
  • not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be
    o totally mentally incapacitated, or
    o partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • never have been convicted of failing to deliver a voter application to a voter registrar;
  • not have been finally convicted of a felony, or, if convicted, must have
    o fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration,
    parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or
    o been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;
  • not have been finally convicted of identity theft under Section 32.51 of the Penal Code; and
  • are a resident of the state of Texas.

How to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar

  • Contact the voter registrar in your county.
  • If you are eligible, the voter registrar will issue you a certificate of appointment and give you a receipt book.
  • However, you may not receive another person’s voter registration application until you have completed the training developed by the Secretary of State in accordance with House Bill 1570. At the time of your appointment, the voter registrar will provide information about the times and places at which the training is offered.

Duties of a Volunteer Deputy Registrar
To distribute and accept a voter registration application form from any resident of the county who is:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of the county;
  • At least 17 years and 10 months of age;
  • Not a convicted felon (unless the person’s sentence has been completed, including probation or parole or the person has been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote);
  • Not a person determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

A volunteer deputy registrar may distribute and accept applications from voters who wish to change or
correct information on their voter registration certificate (such as name or address).

Walker County’s 2017-2018 Deputy Registrar Training Schedule:
NOTE: All Volunteer Deputy Registrar appointments will expire on December 31, 2018.
September 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
December 6, 2017, at 2:00pm
January 11, 2018 at 10:00am
March 21, 2018, at 2:00pm
April 10, 2018, at 2:00pm
May 16, 2018, at 2:00pm *
June 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
July 12, 2018 at 10:00am
August 15, 2018, at 2:00pm
September 12, 2018, at 2:00pm
* May 2018 training will be cancelled in the event of a primary run-off election

Interested persons are invited to call (936) 436-4959 for more information.

Information courtesy of Walker County.

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