2313.01 Commissioners of jurors; examination of jurors.

(A) The judges of the general division of the court of common pleas shall appoint two persons, neither of whom shall be an attorney at law nor more than one of whom shall be of the same political party, and either or both of whom may be court employees, to be commissioners of jurors for the county. The appointments shall be made in writing, by the judge or a majority of all the judges in those counties where there is more than one judge, and shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county and entered upon the journal of the court. The commissioners shall hold office at the pleasure of the judges of the court of common pleas in the county of their appointment. The judges may at any time , by a vote of a majority of all their number, remove any commissioner and appoint a successor. Upon a vacancy occurring in the office of commissioners of jurors, for any cause, the judges shall, as soon as practicable, in like manner appoint a successor. The successor so appointed shall be of the same political party as the commissioner whose place is to be filled. The

commissioners shall be officers of the courts of common pleas in such county.

(B) The commissioners may examine under oath any juror called for trial as to that person's qualifications to serve as a juror.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953