Indiana Code Title 33. Courts and Court Officers § 33-28-5-16

Sec. 16 . (a) Not later than seven (7) days after the date of the drawing of names of persons to be notified of jury service from the jury pool, the jury administrator shall provide a juror qualification form to each person who is notified to appear for jury service.  The qualification form must be accompanied by instructions to fill out and return the qualification form to the jury administrator within a specified period.  The instructions must advise prospective jurors of the procedure for requesting a deferral from jury service.

(b) The juror qualification form must elicit whether the prospective juror:

(1) is a citizen of the United States;

(2) is at least eighteen (18) years of age;

(3) is a resident of the summoning county;

(4) is able to read, speak, and understand the English language;

(5) is not suffering from any physical or mental disability that prevents the person from rendering satisfactory jury service;

(6) is not under a guardianship because of mental incapacity;

(7) has not had the right to vote revoked by reason of a felony conviction, unless the right to vote has been restored;  or

(8) is a law enforcement officer.

The juror qualification form must contain the prospective juror's declaration, under oath or affirmation, that the responses are true to the best of the prospective juror's knowledge.  Notarization of the juror qualification form is not required.

(c) If a prospective juror is unable to fill out the form, another person may fill out the form for the prospective juror.  If the form is completed by a person other than a prospective juror, the form must indicate that another person has done so and the reason for doing so.

(d) If it appears there is an omission, ambiguity, or error in a returned form, the jury administrator shall resend the form, instructing the prospective juror to make the necessary addition, clarification, or correction and to return the form to the jury administrator within a specified period.


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