Qualification Questionnaire Letter or Form

If you recently received a letter from the U.S. District Court directing you to complete a Juror Qualification Questionnaire online using eJuror, the letter is legitimate and is not a scam. The letter includes a unique nine-digit participant number on the top right side, and this number is required to access the secure eJuror site. Courts across the country use eJuror to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the juror qualification process.

You are required to complete a Qualification Questionnaire to determine your eligibility to serve as a juror in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. If you are found to be eligible, you may be randomly selected for service between December 2019 and December 2021. The Qualification Questionnaire is not a Summons for jury duty, and you are not currently scheduled for a specific federal jury duty date during the December 2019 and December 2021 term.

Federal law requires you to complete and submit the Qualification Questionnaire regardless of age, citizenship status, criminal history, occupation, physical health, availability to serve, or place of residence.

Complete the Qualification Questionnaire Online

Step

Action

1

Click here to log in to eJuror.

2

Enter your nine-digit participant number (highlighted at the top of the Qualification Questionnaire letter or printed on the paper form), the first three letters of your last name, and your date of birth.

3

Click the Login button.

4

Complete the Qualification Questionnaire. Review your answers carefully on the Review Your Answers page and make edits as necessary.

5

Click the Confirm button. A confirmation message will appear indicating that you have successfully submitted the Qualification Questionnaire.

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If you do not have Internet access: The Court understands that not all prospective jurors have access to a computer with Internet service. If you are unable to complete the Qualification Questionnaire online, a paper copy will automatically be mailed to you. For this reason, there is no need to call the Court to request a paper copy of the Qualification Questionnaire.

Exemption, Disqualification, and Excuse Eligibility

Exemption Eligibility

Request exemption by completing and submitting the Qualification Questionnaire.

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1863(b)(6), the following persons are barred from jury service on the grounds that they are exempt:

  1. Members in active service in the Armed Forces of the United States;
  2. Members of the fire or police departments of any State, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, or any subdivision of a State, the District of Columbia, or such territory or possession; and
  3. Public officers in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the Government of the United States, or of any State, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, or any subdivision of a State, the District of Columbia, or such territory or possession, who are actively engaged in the performance of official duties.

A "public officer" is a person who is either elected to public office or who is directly appointed by a person elected to public office. 28 U.S.C. § 1869(i).

Disqualification Eligibility

Request disqualification by completing and submitting the Qualification Questionnaire.

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1865(b), any person shall be deemed qualified to serve on grand and petit juries in this District unless such person:

  1. Is not a citizen of the United States eighteen years old who has resided for a period of one year within the judicial district;
  2. Is unable to read, write, and understand the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to fill out satisfactorily the Qualification Questionnaire;
  3. Is unable to speak the English language;
  4. Is incapable, by reason of mental or physical infirmity, to render satisfactory jury service; or
  5. Has a charge pending against him for the commission of, or has been convicted in a State or Federal court of record of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and his civil rights have not been restored.

Excuse Eligibility

Request excuse by completing and submitting the Qualification Questionnaire.

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1863(b)(5)(A) and (B), the Court finds that jury service by members of the following occupational classes or groups of persons would entail undue hardship or extreme inconvenience to the members thereof, and to excuse of such members would not be inconsistent with 28 U.S.C. §§ 1861 and 1862, and shall be granted upon individual written request to those:

  1. Persons over 70 years of age;
  2. Persons having responsibility for providing in-home care and custody, or home-schooling, of a child or children during normal business hours;
  3. Persons who are essential to the care of aged or infirm persons;
  4. Persons who have served as grand or petit jurors in a state, federal, territorial, or commonwealth court within the past two years; or
  5. Persons who serve a public agency without compensation as volunteer safety personnel (such as firefighters or members of a rescue squad or ambulance crew).

Contacting the Court

There is no need to call the Court to request a paper copy of the Qualification Questionnaire, to request to be excused, disqualified, or exempt, or to unlock your eJuror session.  If you have other questions regarding federal jury service, please e-mail or call 503-326-8100.