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Juror Notification

The Wilkinson County Jury Commission meets at least every two years to revise the jury box.  If you are eligible for jury service, your name is placed in the county's master jury pool stored on a computer program.  Names of potential jurors are randomly selected by the computer-based jury selection program for specific selection dates. Once selected, you will receive from the Clerk's Office a jury summons commanding your appearance for service. The summons provides the following information: the court in which you will serve, the date and time of jury selection, and where you are to report for service.

Deferral from Jury Service. As indicated above, all persons summoned for jury service must report on the date and time stated in the jury summons. You may ask for a deferral from jury service if the following circumstances exist (as provided by O.C.G.A. § 15-12-1):

  1. You will be engaged in work necessary to the public health, safety, or good order during the you have been summoned for jury service established for your jury duty;

  2. You are full-time student and enrolled and taking classes or exams at a college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary school;

  3. You are the primary caregiver having active care and custody of a child under four years of age and have no reasonably available alternative child care;

  4. You are on active-duty military status;

  5. You are 70 years of age or older and no longer desire to serve on jury duty;

  6. You show "other good cause" why you should be exempt from jury duty.

Requests for deferral from jury service must be made in writing to the Clerk of Court. An affidavit is provided under the Superior Court section of this website.

Excusal from Jury Service. You may be excused from jury service if:

  1. You are not a citizen of the United States;

  2. You are not a resident of Wilkinson County;

  3. You are a convicted felon whose civil rights have not been restored as the result of a pardon;

  4. You are permanently physically or mentally ill and have a doctor or psychiatrist provide the clerk an affidavit requesting your excusal from jury service for this purpose.

Specific Instructions for Terms of Court:

Traverse Jurors chosen for any term of Court will need to call the weekend before court anytime after 5:00PM on that Friday,  sometime before Monday,  at 8:00AM.  You must call 946-4399 the weekend before court begins to receive specific instructions about reporting.  This has enabled to save the County Taxpayers several thousand dollars per year.

Grand Jurors need to report as the summons directs.

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