GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County now has a new way to summon jurors. County leaders promise it will save money. Mystic Matthews has more on how it will not only do that but make jury service even easier.
Most people hate getting a jury summons in the mail. While serving on a jury is considered a civic duty, some people feel like the process is a pain, and many times you're not even chosen to serve.
It’s called ‘iJuror,’ and it’s an electronic system that makes sure potential jury members are qualified to serve on a jury before being summoned to court.
Residents will be randomly selected from the county's database and sent an orange postcard from the district clerk’s office. The postcard has directions to call or go online, which allows you to answer important questions-- before you ever show up in court.
District clerk Tracy Powers says it will not only cut down on costs but save time.
“This way we can pre-qualify them online, and if we just need 100 people, we can just summon 100 people,” Powers says.
Powers says when those bright orange postcards arrive in the mail don't toss them out with the junk mail. They must be taken seriously, and the new ‘iJuror’ program should make jury service an easier process.