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Time to Re-certify

If you are a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar (DVR) or would like to become one, you will need to re-certify in 2023.  Tx Democrats DVR & Voter Registration

Click for more information about becoming a DVR.


President Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan


The American Rescue Plan:

  • Sends $1400 stimulus checks directly to households

  • Funds more vaccines

  • Expands access to health care coverage

  • Helps small businesses & local governments

  • Extends unemployment benefits

  • Offers relief to renters and struggling families

  • Addresses decades of farm policy discrimination in rural America

  • Gets children back to school safely

  • And gets Americans back to work


Every Texas Republican in Congress who voted to give billionaires a tax cut in 2017 opposed the American Rescue Plan.

The American Rescue Plan is funding a $10 million communication project in Van Zandt County. This funding will be used to construct additional towers, making the county safer for first responders.

      January 20, 2022 Year One


"It's never been a good idea to bet against America. And, there's nothing we can't do if we do it together. We are stronger today than we were a year ago."

      January 20, 2021 Noon EST


"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

President Biden"We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."


Biden-Harris   @    The White House

President Biden

Victory Speech  (Nov 7, 2020)

"This is the time to heal in America"

Vice President Harris

Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)

"I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."


Barack Obama 2008 - "Yes We Can"


If you are a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar (DVR), you will need to re-certify in 2023.  Tx Democrats DVR & Voter Registration

For DVR training & test questions go to the Texas SoS.  Or check out the League of Women Voters® of Texas.

Click for more information about becoming a DVR.

Activism, Organizing, VAN: Free On-line Training  

Become a Poll Watcher

Register:  Texas Democratic Party Link


Requires approximately 3 hours of training with the TDP and Texas SoS

TDP Training (available 2/7/22)

Texas SoS



The Right to Protest

ACLU of Texas - Protesters' Right

Use the  Subscribe for Updates form to contact the VZC Democrats. Please include your name, phone number, email, and best time to contact you.


Monthly Meetings - Meet & Eat - June 10

Upcoming Meeting: Meet & Eat (lunch not provided)

Saturday, June 10 - Join us at PJ's (Event Room) @ noon for lunch, followed by a meeting at 1 PM.

PJ's Place

24900 State Hwy 64, Canton, TX 75103

Monthly Meeting, 2nd Saturday @ 1 PM:

June 10, 2023 - Meeting PJ's in Canton

July 8, 2023 - TBD Location


Save the Date  July 15, 2023

2023 East Texas Democratic Caucus Summit

Host:    ET Democratic Caucus

When: July 15, 9 AM to 4 PM

Where: Tyler, TX

More information coming soon...


2023 Election Dates


Jan 1, 2023

First day to apply for annual Vote By Mail ballots (includes May & Nov. Uniform Elections).

Oct. 10, 2023

Voter Registration Deadline for Nov. Uniform Election

VZ County Clerk

Election Information.

League of Women Voters® of Texas

Voters Guide

Oct. 23, 2023

First Day of Early Voting

Early Voting Hours - See VZ County Clerk


Oct. 27, 2023

Vote-by-Mail Applications must

be RECEIVED by the County Clerk's Early Vote Office


Nov. 3, 2023

Last Day of Early Voting

Nov 7, 2023

Uniform Election Date

Last day (see rules) for ballot by mail.

Early Voting

Oct 23 - Nov. 3, 2023

Early Voting Location - See VZ County Clerk

Nov. Uniform Election

Nov. 7, 2023 - See VZ County Clerk


TEXAS GOP - Turning Off the Lights to Friday Night Football

Deep in the Pockets of Texas chronicles the TX GOP plan to hand over our public school tax dollars to private corporations. 

When public school funds are hijacked by big money interests our children lose the opportunity to  have a school system guided by our LOCAL community, sports programs are shutdown, and our property taxes increase.



Support the Van Zandt County Democratic Party

Donate by mail with a check:

Van Zandt County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 217

Canton, TX 75103


Do you need more information?



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Contact the VZ County Clerk's Office.

Go to Vote Texas Website.

Still registered?  Verify your voter registration status.

Verify your voter ID document.

League of Women Voters® of Texas

Felony conviction? Find out if you can vote.


Are you registered to vote?  Or need to update your voting address?

Register to Vote in 3 Easy Steps


Verify your voter registration status.


Complete your voter registration application.


Mail or hand-deliver your application to the VZ County Clerk's Registrar.

For name changes or address changes, update your voter registration on-line.

Fast, New, & Easy!


You will need:

   Texas Drivers License or ID

   Social Security #

   Voter Registration Card VUID


Update voter name & address on-line.

Voter registration cards usually arrive in about 30 days.

Questions about registering to vote?   We can help. Text 903-275-1064 to reach one our volunteers.


Are you a Texas student voter, living away from home?

You can vote!  Choose  either A, B, or C - they all require a bit of advance planning.


Change you voter registration to your away from home location (30 or more days before the election).


Vote early or on election day at home.


Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail from the Texas SoS, as early as possible, but at least 10 days before the election.

Apply to have the ballot sent to your away from home location.

See VOTE BY MAIL below for more information.


Are you eligible to request an Application for  Ballot By Mail (ABBM)?

Stay Safe and Vote By Mail (VBM) -

How to Request to VBM


Verify your VBM eligibility.


Request an ABBM

    ABBM aka Form 5-15f

   Order on-line from the Texas SoS 

                      --- or ---

    Download from the Texas SoS

 *** NEW FORM for 2022 ***


Fill-out & sign your VBM application.

*** NEW:  A TX DL or other TX ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security # is required.


PROVIDE BOTH to avoid delays. ****

Keep a copy or photo of your signed application.


Mail or hand-deliver your VBM application to the VZ County Clerk's Election Office.

When Your VBM Ballot Arrives


VBM ballots are sent out a few weeks before the election.Protect your VBM ballot from fraud with Helpful Hints from the TX SoS.


Complete your ballot and carefully follow the directions for its return.

*** NEW: Carrier Envelope: Use the same TX ID # and/or Social Security # that you provided in Step 3.  ****


Sign the carrier envelope the same way as you signed your application in Step 3.


Mail-in your carrier envelope/ballot as soon as possible. Allow at least 5 days for delivery.


Track your ABBM and your  ballot status. ** NEW **


FPCA Voters

Service members, their families, and overseas citizens may request an absentee ballot using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) through the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).


Request an absentee ballot.


Track your FPCA absentee ballot.

Make Sure Your Vote Counts - Avoid These Common Errors

Missing TX ID# or Social Security #

Before you SEAL the carrier envelope, verify that it includes a TX ID # or the last four digits of your SS#.

No signature on carrier envelope. Before you drop your carrier envelope in the mail, double-check to verify that it is signed.

TX ID # or Social Security # does not match application.

Verify that the ID number on the carrier envelope matches your application.

Ballot received too late.

With a few exceptions, ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at the VZ County Clerk's Office by the day after election day.

Signature on carrier envelope does not match application.

For households with more than 1 person voting by mail - before you sign, verify that the printed name on the carrier envelope is your name.

Do not sign the carrier envelope for other members of your household.

Carrier envelope contains more than 1 ballot.

A carrier envelope can contain only 1 ballot. Do not bundle ballots together.

Are you concerned about using the USPS to return Your VBM ballot?

If you are concerned that there will not be enough time (allow AT LEAST 5 days) to mail-in your VBM ballot for the election, you may drop-off your ballot (see instructions) at the County Clerk's Election Office.  You will need a valid ID, and you may only drop-off your own ballot.

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