Jury Selection & Requirements

Voter Registration File

In Williams County, jurors are randomly selected from the voter registration file. In December of each year an annual pool selection is completed and the list of prospective jurors is provided to the Jury Commissioners of Williams County. Before the start of each term (January, May, September), the Commissioners mail questionnaires to the prospective jurors. The questionnaire is not a summons to report for jury service, but simply the process used by the Williams County Common Pleas Court to gather a list of qualified county citizens to fulfill the need for various types of jurors. When a juror is selected for a specific type of jury, additional information will be sent via regular mail.


To qualify as a juror for Williams County, you must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, be at least 18 years of age and you must not have lost your right to sit as a juror by having been convicted of a felony. Beyond this, every citizen is given the opportunity to fulfill their civic duty, without prejudice, as a member of a jury panel.