Juror Qualification Questionnaire Process Reminder
Published on November 10, 2021
Juror questionnaires were mailed in the form of a postcard with a website link in early August to 35,000 randomly selected residents of Arlington County and Falls Church City. Not everyone was chosen to receive the questionnaire. If you did not receive a postcard, there is nothing you need to do. These Questionnaires are used to qualify residents for jury duty which begins January 1, 2022, and ends December 31, 2022.
IF YOU RECEIVED A POSTCARD through the US mail, please follow these steps:
- Read and carefully follow the instructions on the postcard.
- Using your Candidate/Juror ID# printed on the postcard, visit the secure Juror Website at https://ejuror.arlingtonva.us/ to complete and submit the form online. After you complete the online form and press “submit” the screen will show your status as Qualified, Excused, or Disqualified. If you do not see your status, that means your form did not submit properly and you should try again. (Note: “Wheel” may appear next to "Excused" on the screen; it refers to the database.)
- If you cannot logon to the website, please try again later or try another browser.
- If you do not have a computer, to have a paper copy of the form mailed to you, call 703-228-3123 and provide: 1) Candidate/Juror ID#; 2) first and last name; 3) street address with zip code; and 4) contact phone number or email for follow-up if needed. The County prefers online submission to save time and resources.
- Some questions on the form require submission of documents as proof of hardship (i.e., doctor’s notes, travel documents, military orders) and/or detailed explanations in the Remarks section. All information is kept confidential and destroyed after use.
- Once submitted, your completed questionnaire will be processed by the court. There will be nothing further you need to do. If you are qualified by the court to serve, you could receive a summons in the mail next year with detailed reporting instructions.
- The questionnaire is not a summons to appear so please do not call the Clerk’s Office asking to be excused from jury duty. Excuses will be considered at the time you are actually summoned to serve as a juror.
- Failure to respond to the questionnaire or providing incomplete information may result in your being summoned to Court to complete the form in person.
Quick facts about jury service
- Normal term of service is one day or one trial.
- The average length of a trial is 1 or 2 days, but trials can last longer.
- Jurors must be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during their period of service; subject to change by the Court.
- Jurors receive $30 each day they report for reimbursement of expenses.