Public Required to Complete and Return Juror Questionnaires

During the next two weeks, the Hawai`i State Judiciary will be mailing 245,000 juror questionnaires to 105,000 residents on O`ahu, 50,000 on Maui, 65,000 on Hawai`i and 25,000 on Kaua`i. Those who receive questionnaires must complete and return the questionnaire to the Jury Pool Office. Anyone who fails to respond may face certain penalties allowed by law.

The questionnaires will be used to select people eligible to serve as jurors during the year 2008. Those who receive questionnaires are randomly selected from driver's license, voter registration, and state income tax lists. To be eligible to serve as a juror, one must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Hawai`i, and able to read and understand the English language.

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Contact: Freida Baker 539-4360
Marsha E. Kitagawa, 539-4909

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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