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Jury Duty

Jury pay: $10 per day.
Mileage:  As authorized by K.S.A. 75-3203

A qualified juror:

  • must be a citizen of United States and resident of the county in which he or she has been summoned to serve.

  • must possess qualifications of an elector:

    • be at least 18 years of age.

    • be a resident of the county for at least 20 days.

Not qualified to serve as a juror:

  • a person unable to understand the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to respond to a jury questionnaire form prepared by the commissioner.

  • a person under adjudication of incompetency.

  • a person who within 10 years immediately preceding has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an indictment or information charging a felony.

  • a person who served as a juror in the county within one year immediately preceding.

Who may be excused with judges approval:

  • a person so physically or mentally infirm as to be unequal to the task of ordinary jury duty.

  • a person required elsewhere for public welfare, health, or safety.

  • where jury service causes extraordinary or compelling personal hardship.

  • because a personal relationship to parties or an interest in the case to be tried is such that there is a probability such a person would find it difficult to be impartial

Jury lists may be compiled from:

  • voter registration records, 

  • census records, 

  • enumeration lists, or

  • driver license lists, including lists of holders of state-issued nondriver identification cards.

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