July 19, 2007
Steve Davis, Court Communications Officer, (515)
eJuror— A New Online Service of Iowa Courts
Des Moines, July 19, 2007— eJuror, a
new online service of the Iowa Judicial Branch, enables Iowans called for jury
duty to use the Internet to respond to the court summons, complete a standard
juror questionnaire, ask to reschedule jury duty, and obtain information about
serving on a jury.
"Each year, the courts call
thousands of Iowans to jury duty," said Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha
Ternus. "Because their time is valuable
we want to make their service as jurors as convenient as possible. Our new eJuror service will make reporting
for jury duty a little easier."
How does eJuror work? If you receive a jury summons in the mail,
you can respond to the summons at the eJuror site—
https://ejuror.iowa.gov/ejuror/ . Log
on with the jury number indicated on the summons. After you log-in to the system, the eJuror will allow you to
answer the standard juror questionnaire and electronically send the completed
questionnaire to the clerk of court.
Ejuror also contains links to useful information about jury service, an
email contact address for each clerk of court office, and an option for
requesting a one-time rescheduling of jury service.
According to Iowa law, the
courts randomly select prospective jurors from a master list that includes
licensed drivers and registered voters.
More than 60,000 Iowans are summoned for jury duty each year. Iowa law
provides that a person shall not be required, in any two-year period, to serve
a term of more than three months unless to complete service in a particular
case; to serve on more than one grand jury; or to serve as both a grand and
You must have a summons jury
number to view the eJuror website, but sample pages may be viewed at www.judicial.state.ia.us
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