Juror Qualification Questionnaire
Your name has been drawn by random selection, and you are being considered for jury service in the U.S. District Court.
In order for us to obtain some information about you from which we can objectively determine whether you are qualified to serve pursuant to federal law, please complete the questionnaire online using eJuror within 10 days of receipt.
NOTICE TO JURORS: Regarding Question 4 on the enclosed form; Do you read, write, speak and understand the English language?
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where did you get my name and why did I receive a questionnaire?
- What should I do if I moved or need to change my address?
- What should I do if the person is away at school?
- What should I do if the person is deceased?
- How do I request an excuse?
- What if I don't have a computer?
Every two years, prospective grand and petit juror names are randomly drawn from two sources:
- general election voter registration lists, and
- the records of holders of drivers’ licenses and identification cards.
Those lists are then combined to create the Master Jury Wheel. A random selection of names from our Master Jury Wheel are then drawn and mailed the qualification questionnaire for consideration of future federal jury service.
Our Court's Jury Plan establishes how we select grand and petit juries at random from a fair cross-section of the community in the district wherein the court convenes.
If your name and/or address is not correct, log onto eJuror, update your contact information and complete the questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire even if you have moved to another county or out-of-state. If completing a paper questionnaire, please cross out your name and/or address on the form and write all the correct information to the right. Please complete the form even if you moved to another county or out-of-state.
Students away at school may submit their form online using eJuror or may have a parent complete the questionnaire online on their behalf. Please indicate who completed the form on behalf of the addresse in the remarks box provided.
If the addressee is deceased, log onto eJUROR on behalf of the addressee and state this fact in the remarks box provided. If completing a paper questionnaire, please state this fact in the “Remarks” section and sign your name on behalf of the person.
The right of citizens to a jury trial is guaranteed by the federal constitution and service as a juror, when called, is a fundamental duty of citizenship. Accordingly, the Court is required to carefully scrutinize any request to be excused from jury service.
If you believe you should be excused from jury service because jury service would cause undue hardship or extreme inconvenience or because your service would have a negative impact on the public, please explain fully in the “Remarks” section on the form or online box.
The court understands that not all prospective jurors have access to a computer. You may wish to use your local library’s public computer terminals to access the eJUROR system. The court also makes computers available to the public if it is convenient for you to visit us at our Spokane, Yakima or Richland locations. However, if none of these options are available to you, and you require a paper copy of the questionnaire, please call 1-844-843-1392. Please enter your 9-digit participant number located to right of your name and address. A paper Qualification Questionnaire will be sent to you as soon as practicable.