How are names selected for jury service?

A master list of prospective jurors for the County of Shelby is compiled from the Tennessee Department of Safety.  The list includes all citizens over the age of 18, who have either a driver’s license or a state ID.  Your name is electronically and randomly selected from the list of names collected from the master list.

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1. Why do I have to do Jury Duty?
2. What is the role of a juror?
3. How are jurors selected for service?
4. How are names selected for jury service?
5. What kind of case will I be on?
6. I am 70, do I have to serve Jury Duty?
7. How long do I have to serve?
8. How often do I have to serve?
9. Who is qualified to be a juror?
10. If I recently served as a juror in federal court, must I serve in state court?
11. Who can be excused or disqualified from serving jury duty?
12. How do I ask to be excused or disqualified from jury duty?
13. What if I don’t live in Shelby County?
14. I have completed the questionnaire on-line. What’s next?
15. If I chose a date on-line, do I need to appear for Jury Qualification as stated on my summons?
16. The summons was sent in my maiden name. What should I do?
17. Where do I report?
18. What time do I report?
19. Where do I park?
20. Are we reimbursed for parking?
21. What do I wear?
22. Will there be long periods of waiting?
23. How long will I be there?
24. Can I bring my cell phone?
25. Why do you need my cell phone number and service provider?
26. What happens if I get a text message to go to court?
27. Are we allowed to take electronics to the court house?
28. Is there Wi-Fi available?
29. Can I smoke while serving Jury Duty?
30. How much do I get paid for serving Jury Duty?
31. How will I get paid for my jury service?
32. Can I use my card at an ATM?
33. How long will funds be available on my card?
34. Who do I contact if I would like to request a paper check or direct deposit?
35. Who do I contact about issues with my Jury funds debit card?
36. Does my employer have to pay me while I serve jury duty?
37. Can I be fired from my job if I serve jury duty?
38. What if I have an emergency?
39. Can I bring my child and is there childcare available?
40. What if there is inclement weather?
41. How do I ask to be excused or disqualified from jury duty?
42. What if I can’t appear for Jury Qualification?
43. What happens if I can’t appear for my scheduled jury duty date?
44. What if I do not appear?
45. What if I do not serve?
46. I’m on disability, should I be excused?
47. I don't speak English, can I be excused?
48. Will the Jury Commission ask me for financial information?
49. Are there areas for nursing mothers to express, if required to serve jury duty?
50. I have a hardship, can I be excused?
51. How can I get proof of my jury service?
52. I work in another state, can I be excused?
53. Will the Jury Commission call if I don’t appear for jury duty?