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Jury Revision Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am 70 years of age or older and do not wish to be considered for possible jury selection at a later date. What do I do?

    In our court, if you are 70 years of age or older and would like to be disqualified from serving as a juror, we still ask that you return the questionnaire to us.  However, you only need to give your age and date of birth at Question No. 2 on the questionnaire; also at Question No. 14 – Grounds for Requesting Excuse, you should color in the oval shape beside the “1”.  That will let us know that you are asking to be disqualified based on your age.  Please then sign the form and return it to the Court. 

  • I am in E-juror and have entered my participant number and date of birth, but I am getting an error message that says my participant number and date of birth do not match. What do I do?

    It is possible that you are on another court’s website.  Be sure to use the web address www.gamd.uscourts.gov as using a search engine for “E-juror” may take you to another district court’s website.  You can be sure that you are on the correct website if you see the words, “Middle District of Georgia” on your
    computer screen. 

  • I am trying to complete the questionnaire online, but I am locked out of the system. What do I do?

    Wait 30 minutes before trying to log back in.  After 30 minutes, you should be able to get back into the system and complete the questionnaire.

  • I am trying to complete the questionnaire online, but I can’t find it? What do I do?

    After you get to the court’s website at www.gamd.uscourts.gov, you will see a link named E-juror.  Click on that link.  The next screen will take you to the questionnaire.  You will be asked to enter your nine digit participant number (which can be found on your postcard), the first three letters of your last name, and your date of birth.  At that point, you will begin to answer the questions on the questionnaire.  When you have answered all the questions, hit the submit button and you are finished.

  • I have a medical condition which will make it difficult for me to serve as a juror. Do you need a statement from my doctor?

    No, you should briefly explain the medical condition when completing the qualification questionnaire.

  • I have moved to a different address or no longer live in Georgia. What do I do?

    Please complete the questionnaire and provide your new address.  Federal law requires completion of the questionnaire and avoids the possibility of being summoned to appear in person to complete the form.

  • I have never registered to vote. How did my name get selected to receive the questionnaire?

    The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office provided the Court with a list of names and addresses from the Voter Registration List.  The list included all persons registered to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election.  If you have further questions about that, you should contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 404-656-2871 or at www.sos.ga.gov/elections.

  • I need to be excused because I have COVID; have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID; or have general concerns about catching COVID. What do I do?

    It is not necessary for you to make an excuse request at this time due to concerns with COVID.  This is not a summons for you to report for jury duty.  If you are asked to serve as a juror, that service would not take place before September of this year.  If you are summoned at any point after September and need to request an excuse, you may do so at that time. 

  • I received a postcard advising me to go to the United States District Court’s website at www.gamd.uscourts.gov and complete an online juror qualification questionnaire. Is this a scam?

    No, this is not a scam.  Your name has been randomly selected from Georgia Voter Registration or Georgia Department of Driver Services data.  You are being considered for jury service in the Middle District of Georgia.  Your answers to the questions help us determine whether you are qualified to serve as a juror at some point in the next four years.  The Court encourages that the questionnaire be completed electronically within ten days by going to the Court’s website at www.gamd.uscourts.gov.  There you will see a link named E-juror.  Click on that link.  The next screen will take you to the questionnaire.  You will be asked to enter your nine digit participant number (which can be found on your postcard), the first three letters of your last name, and your date of birth.  At that point, you will begin to answer the questions on the questionnaire.  When you have answered all the questions, hit the submit button and you are finished.

  • I received a questionnaire to complete and return to the United States District Court. Is this a scam?

    No, this is not a scam.  Your name has been randomly selected from Georgia Voter Registration or Georgia Department of Driver Services data.  You are being considered for jury service in the Middle District of Georgia.  Your answers to the questions help us determine whether you are qualified to serve as a juror at some point in the next four years.

  • I received the paper questionnaire, but it was damaged or it has now been misplaced. What do I do?

    You can still go to the Court’s website at www.gamd.ucourts.gov and complete the questionnaire electronically.  There you will see a link named E-juror.  Click on that link.  The next screen will take you to the questionnaire.  You will be asked to enter your nine digit participant number (which can be found on your postcard), the first three letters of your last name, and your date of birth.  At that point, you will begin to answer the questions on the questionnaire.  When you have answered all the questions, hit the submit button and you are finished.  OR, you can wait on another paper questionnaire to be mailed to you.  The Court will follow-up with another paper questionnaire within a few weeks.  It is not necessary to phone the Court and ask that another questionnaire be mailed to you.

  • I received the postcard asking me to complete the questionnaire, but I did not complete it within the ten day period. Can I still complete the questionnaire now?

    Yes, please do.

  • I received the postcard asking me to complete the questionnaire. I do not have access to a computer or I do not want to complete the questionnaire electronically. If I wait on the paper questionnaire to be mailed to me, I will miss the deadline?

    If you would like to wait on the paper questionnaire to be mailed to you, that will be fine.  If the Court does not receive your electronic questionnaire, a paper questionnaire will be mailed to you within the next few weeks.  It is not necessary for you to phone the Court and ask that a questionnaire be mailed to you.

  • I received the questionnaire, but it is addressed to a family member or friend who no longer lives at my address. What do I do?

    If possible, forward the questionnaire to the new address.  The ten day return deadline will be waived.  If it is not possible to forward the questionnaire, please write on the questionnaire that the person no longer lives at that address and then return the questionnaire to the Court.

  • My family member is away serving in the military. What do I do with the questionnaire?

    If possible, forward the questionnaire to the military address.  The ten day return deadline will be waived.  If it is not possible to forward the questionnaire, you may complete and return the form to the Court.  You should note in the remarks section that you have completed the form on their behalf and why.  Also, please include what your relationship to the family is.  Do not sign the form. 

  • My son and/or daughter received the questionnaire, but they are away in college. What do I do?

    If the person is away in college and, if it is possible, forward the questionnaire to them.  The ten day return deadline will be waived.  If it is not possible to forward the questionnaire, you may complete and return it to the Court.  You should note in the remarks section of the questionnaire that you have completed the form on their behalf and why.  Also, please include what your relationship to the person is.  Do not sign the form. 

  • There is a Jr. and a Sr. living in the same household. The questionnaire does not indicate Jr. or Sr.; how do I determine for whom the questionnaire is intended?

    If both are registered to vote in Georgia, or if both have a driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia, please contact the jury clerk at 478-752-2617 or send an email to juryclerk@gamd.uscourts.gov and request a birth date search.

  • What area does the Middle District cover?

    The Middle District of Georgia covers 70 counties that stretch as far north as Franklin County and as far south as Echols County.  Our headquarters is located in Macon with staffed offices in Albany, Athens, Columbus and Valdosta.

  • What if I am a caretaker for a disabled person who received a questionnaire or I receive a questionnaire for a relative who is now deceased?

    Return the questionnaire on that person’s behalf.  In the remarks section on the back of the form, please indicate:

    1.    The nature of the disability; or
    2.    Write “DECEASED” in the REMARKS section along with the date of his/her death; and
    3.    Your name and relationship to the individual

  • What is the strange box with the black squares and dots and what does it do?

    It’s called a QR “Quick Response” Code.  It’s a two-dimensional bar code that allows you to instantly access our website to complete the qualification questionnaire.  Open your smartphone camera and hover over the QR Code so that it is clearly visible within your camera screen. The phone should automatically scan the code and navigate to the intended destination. It may take a few seconds on most devices. It may also give you a popup box to click and take you to your destination. Examples:

  • What should I do if the questionnaire is sent to someone who is currently out of state?

    If the person is away from home for a short period of time (less than two months), you may either forward the questionnaire to the person or hold the questionnaire until he or she returns.  Upon return, he or she can complete and return the questionnaire to the Court.  If the person will be away from home for more than two month and you are unable to forward the questionnaire, please write that information on the questionnaire and return it to the Court.