Bell County Volunteer Deputy Registrar Procedures


What do volunteer deputy registrars do?

  • A volunteer deputy registrar may accept applications for voter registration from residents of Bell County who are not already registered to vote.

  • A volunteer deputy registrar may accept change forms from registered voters who wish to change information on their voter registration certificates.

  • A volunteer deputy registrar may hand out applications for requesting replacements of missing voter registration certificates.

  • A volunteer deputy registrar may assist persons in filling out forms.

  • A volunteer deputy registrar may fill out the application or change form for anyone who requests assistance if the person cannot read or has a physical disability.

Qualifications

To be appointed a  volunteer deputy registrar, a person must

  • be  at least 18 years old;

  • be a United States citizen;

  • not have been 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;

  • 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         
    1. fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or
    2. 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

  • be 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.

  • The dates for training each month will be posted on our home page.

Duties of a Volunteer Deputy  Registrar

A volunteer deputy registrar may 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).

 
For more information, call the Elections Department of the Bell County at (254) 933-5774, or send us an e-mail.