Jury Selection

How does the Jury Commission obtain names of prospective jurors?

The list of names used for jury service is created by a combined list of drivers/voters/ identification card, and Illinois disabled person ID cardholders of Madison County. Names are randomly selected from the master list.

I can no longer fulfill my duties as a juror. I would like your office to remove my name from your records.

Under no circumstances is the Jury Commission allowed to remove an individual’s name. If you feel you are not qualified or would like to be deferred please send or fax a letter to the Jury Commission or call the Jury Commission for help.

I am not a resident of Madison County or a citizen of the United States, may I serve?

No. You must be a Madison County resident to serve as a juror in Madison County. The law automatically disqualifies residents that are non citizens.