Q- I received a questionnaire in the
mail indicating that I am being considered as a potential juror. But I
don't think I qualify as a juror. Do I have to fill it out?
A- Yes, if you have received a
questionnaire, you need to complete it and return it as soon as possible.
The following website will allow you to complete the questionnaire on-line
If you no longer live in Walworth County,
be sure to check "no" for question #2, and submit a copy of your driver's
license showing your new address. If you do not have an
out-of-county/state driver's license, please include your new address,
telephone number, complete the questions on the form and return.
If you are a college student and live
outside of the area during the school year, please complete the form and
wait to see if you are called. You may be considered for postponement
based on your situation at the time.
If you have served recently or think you
have served within the last 4 years, please check "yes" for question #5.
If you know when you served, please indicate that on the form. We will
be happy to check if you have served in the last 4 years and remove your
name from the list if this is the case. Jurors who made themselves
available to serve are considered to have served even if they were not
called in on a trial.
If you feel you are not able to serve due
to your age or medical disability, please answer "yes" to question #6 and
briefly describe the disability. If due to a medical condition, you
may send a separate letter along with your doctor's letter. One of the
judges will then determine if you are to be excused. You may also wait
until you are summoned to provide this information. Other requests for
excuses will be considered when you are summoned to serve.
In any case, please complete and return the
form as there are penalties for disregarding the eligibility stage of the
jury selection process. If this information has not answered your
questions, please call the jury clerk at (262) 741-7044.
Q. Where do we get the names for
A- Each year Walworth County requests the
Department of Transportation to provide a random list of names for anyone
who has a Wisconsin driver's license, Wisconsin identification card or who
was issued a citation with a Walworth County address. Each person on
that list is sent a questionnaire to determine their eligibility as a
The Jury Handbook can be accessed at