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.