Jury Pool

Jury Pool (Grand & Traverse)

State law changed in 2012 which expanded the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible. Every resident who is at least 18 years old, a citizen of the county, and has registered to vote, has a Georgia driver’s license or a state-issued identification card will be eligible for jury duty.

The law provides for the following excusals/deferrals from jury service when a called juror completes and returns an affidavit that is provided on the back of the jury summons:

  • Convicted of felony unless your rights have been restored
  • OCGA 15-12-1(2) full-time student at a college, university, vocational school or another postsecondary school
  • OCGA 15-12-1(a)(1) primary caregiver which has active care and custody of a child under six years of age, and there is no reasonable available alternative child care
  • Over 70 years of age
  • Permanent medical excuse statement provided by a doctor
  • Primary teacher in a home school program (Home Study Code Section (c) 20-3-690
  • Service member on ordered military duty