2313.10 Commissioner may establish electronic juror notification system.

(A) The commissioners of jurors may send to a juror whose name is drawn a printed notice informing the juror that the juror has been drawn for jury duty and will be summoned by the sheriff or commissioners of jurors. The notice may contain copies of the portions of Chapter 2313. of the Revised Code that the commissioners consider advisable.

(B) The commissioners of jurors may establish an electronic notification system to allow a person who has been drawn as a juror to be notified electronically that the juror shall attend in person the jury year or part of the jury year specified in the notice. The types of electronic notification include, but are not limited to, cellular telephone, pager, e-mail, or other forms of telecommunication. If the commissioners of jurors establish an electronic notification system, the commissioners shall establish a procedure for implementing the system, a procedure for the juror to select the method of electronic notification that is applicable to the juror, and a procedure for the juror to opt in or opt out of the electronic notification system, whichever is applicable.

(C) If under division (B) of this section the commissioners of jurors establish a procedure for the electronic notification of a person who has been drawn as a juror, the notice addressed to the juror and served pursuant to division (B) of this section shall specify the procedure for electronically notifying the juror.

(D) The sheriff, commissioners of jurors, or clerk of the court of common pleas shall summon each juror to attend in person or electronically the jury year, part of a jury year, or specified date within a part of the jury year for which the juror was drawn by serving upon the juror at least six days before the commencement of the jury year, part of a jury year, or specified date within a part of the jury year a summons addressed to the juror stating that the juror has been drawn and is required to attend in person the jury year, part of a jury year, or specified date within a part of the jury year specified in the notice. The jury commissioners or sheriff shall serve the summons by mail or by leaving it at the juror's residence or usual place of business.

(E) When the sheriff is interested in a cause in any court of record, only the jury commissioners shall summon the jurors.

Cite as R.C. § 2313.10

History. Renumbered from § 2313.251 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.