Gracie Mendoza
Elections Administrator

PO Box 7
Andrews, TX 79714
Telephone: 432-524-1463

The office of Elections Administrator was created by Commissioner’s Court in 2015.   

The Elections Administrator is responsible for all federal, state, and county elections.  In addition, cities, school districts, and political subdivisions contract with the office to conduct their election.

The office is responsible for all voting equipment including testing, maintenance, storage, rental, and transport to voting locations. 

The Elections Administrator also serves as the County Voter Registrar, and supervises all voter registration for the county.

The Elections Administrator also serves to accept filings of Campaign Finance, Appointments of Campaign Treasurers, and other filings related to campaign finance.


Qualifications to register to vote in the State of Texas are:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are legally registered to vote in Texas;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

To be eligible to register in Andrews County, you must be a resident of Andrews County. After you apply, a voter registration certificate (your proof of registration) will be mailed to you within 30 days. Check your certificate to be sure all information is correct. If there is a mistake, make corrections and return it to the Voter Registrar’s office immediately. On your registration certificate, you will see a precinct number. Your residence is located in a specific “precinct,” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day. When you go to the polls to vote, present your certificate as proof of registration. You may vote without your certificate by signing an affidavit at the polling place and showing some other form of identification. If you lose your certificate, please contact the Voter Registrar immediately to receive a new one. You will automatically receive a new certificate every two years if you haven’t moved from the address at which you are registered. If you move within Andrews County, please update your address as soon as possible to ensure you receive a new card and you are moved into your new precinct for voting purposes. This is extremely important for Precinct specific elections.

Applications are available in the Voter Registrar’s office or available for download by clicking here.

You may check the status of the your voter registration by clicking here.


Press Release regarding ID requirement for voting in Texas

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program

Andrews County welcomes participants in its Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program to serve and assist in registering eligible citizens to vote. Becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar is easy, but it is a position of trust and responsibility that one should not accept lightly.

Volunteer Deputy Registrars serve for two year terms that expire on December 31 of even-numbered years.


A Volunteer Deputy Registrar must meet the following qualifications:

  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a United States citizen;
  • a resident of the State of Texas;
  • not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • never have been convicted of failing to deliver a voter’s application to a voter registrar;
  • not have been finally convicted of a felony, or if convicted, must have been (1) fully discharged from the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision; or (2) 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.


A Volunteer Deputy Registrar may:

  • distribute voter registration applications;
  • assist applicants in completing voter registration applications; and
  • accept completed voter registration applications from eligible applicants.

Volunteer Deputy Registrars must review for completeness each voter registration application submitted to them while the applicant is still in their presence. Incomplete applications must be returned to the applicant for completion.

Volunteer Deputy Registrars must issue a receipt to each applicant who submits a voter registration application.

Volunteer Deputy Registrars must personally deliver completed voter registration applications that they accept to the Elections Department within 5 days of receipt, but not later than the day following the last day to register to vote in the next election.

Failure to timely return a voter registration application is a criminal offense and grounds for termination of the Volunteer Deputy Registrar appointment.

It is a Class A misdemeanor for a Volunteer Deputy Registrar to be compensated based upon the number of voter registration applications facilitated by the Volunteer Deputy Registrar.

How to Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar

You will be required to participate in a training program prescribed by the Secretary of State before receiving your appointment.

This training is available during regular business hours at the Election Administrator's office.  If an evening session is required, it is by appointment only.  To schedule an evening training session, please contact Gracie Mendoza at 432-524-1463.  

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