Petit Juror Information
If you received a jury summons please visit the Midland County iJuror Website.
Juries for Midland County are selected from a combined list of the registered voters in the county and those residents of the county who hold a valid Texas drivers license or identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. While this did increase the number of potential jurors, it also caused some problems.
Because we are combining two different lists, there is always the possibility a name could be selected for our jury pool twice. If this has happened, you should check your driver’s license and your voter registration card. If the names and addresses are not identical on the two cards, you will need to change one or the other. This will keep you from receiving two jury summons in the same calendar year.
If you are not qualified or if you wish to claim an exemption, you may state this on your summons, sign where indicated and return the card to the clerk at the address listed on your summons. You do not need to appear for jury service or call the clerk; however, you must return the summons to this office.
General Qualifications for Jury Service (Government Code, Section 62.102)
To serve as a juror you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be able to read and write
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a citizen of this state and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror
- Be of sound mind and good moral character
- Be qualified under the Constitution and laws to vote in the county in which you are to serve as a juror (Note: you do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote)
- Not be under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft or any other felony charge
- Not have been convicted of theft or any felony
- Not have served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court
Exemptions from Jury Service (Government Code, Section 62.106
You may be excused from jury service if:
- You are enrolled and attend college
- You are a member of the United States military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of our county of residence
- You are an officer or an employee of the senate, the house of representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government
- You are over 70 years of age
- You are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for himself or herself (this exemption does not apply to health care workers)
- You are a student at a public or private high school
- You have legal custody of a child or children younger than 10 years of age and service on the jury would require leaving the child or children without adequate supervision (This exemption does not apply to day care workers or childcare providers.)
You are not required to claim an exemption. It is your choice.