How was my name selected for jury duty?

The jury wheel, which is the list of potential jurors, comes from two lists:

  • All registered voters in Denton County
  • All persons in Denton County with either a Texas driver’s license or a Department of Public Safety Identification card

Every two years, the Voter list and DPS lists are merged by matching the names as best as possible to minimize duplications. The merged list is given to the Denton County District Clerk. The District Clerk “reconstitutes” the jury wheel by providing this new list of names to our software vendor who replaces the old list with the new one. Jurors are then randomly selected and summoned from that new jury wheel for the next two years.

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1. How was my name selected for jury duty?
2. Are jurors paid for their service?
3. What are the qualifications for jury duty?
4. What should I do if I’m not qualified to serve?
5. What are the exemptions from jury duty?
6. How do I claim an exemption?
7. I am not available to serve on my report date. Can I change jury duty date?
8. What do I do if I have a medical issue that prevents me from being able to serve?
9. Are jurors paid for their service? Does my employer have to pay me?
10. What if I am self-employed?
11. What if I don’t have transportation?
12. My employer needs proof of my service. How do I get it?
13. Must my employer pay me while I’m on jury service?