Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Rule 40. Master jury list
(A) Sources for master jury list. The presiding judge of the circuit court, after consulting with the other circuit court judges in his or her circuit, shall select a source or sources from which to compile a master list of all persons in the county or territorial subdivision who may be called for jury duty (a “master jury list’). The master jury list shall include the addresses of the individuals on the list and any other necessary identifying information. The master jury list shall be compiled from one or both of the following sources:
(1) Records containing the names of all registered voters in the county or territorial subdivision; and
(2) Records containing the names of all persons in the county or territorial subdivision holding current driver’s licenses or nondriver identification cards.
In addition, other records and lists, such as motor-vehicle registration records and lists of utility customers, may be used to supplement the records in subparagraphs (1) and (2) of this paragraph if the use of those records or lists will foster the policy stated, and protect the rights provided, in sections 12-16-55 and 12-16-56, Code of Alabama 1975. When records are combined, duplicate names on the resulting list shall be eliminated, to the extent possible. At least every four years, the presiding circuit judge shall review the sources from which a master jury list can be composed to determine whether another source or other sources should be used to compile the master jury list. Each time the presiding circuit judge changes one or more of the sources from which the master jury list is to be composed, the judge shall issue a written order specifying the source or sources used to compile the master jury list. A copy of that order shall be forwarded to the Administrative Office of Courts, which shall compile and maintain on an automated system the master jury list for that county or territorial subdivision.
(B) Revisions to master jury list. The Administrative Office of Courts shall update the master jury list for each county or territorial subdivision at least annually, and may revise those master jury lists upon receipt of verified information from those agencies responsible for gathering that information. The Administrative Office of Courts shall revise the master jury list immediately upon the receipt of information relating to deaths, as reported by the Department of Public Health; information relating to the restoration of civil rights, as reported by the Board of Pardons and Paroles; information relating to felony convictions, as reported by the clerk of the county of conviction; and information relating to eligibility to vote based on age or residence, as reported by the Department of Public Safety or the Board of Registrars. The Administrative Office of Courts shall maintain the information on which all revisions are based and that information may be made available upon request.
(C) Master jury list available upon request. The master jury list for each county or territorial subdivision shall be available to the public for inspection at all reasonable times.
[Added eff. 12-9-98; Amended eff. 3-1-2000; Amended eff. 10-24-2008.]
Note from the reporter of decisions: The order amending Rule 40, effective March 1, 2000, is published in that volume of Alabama Reporter that contains Alabama cases from 748 So.2d.
Note from the reporter of decisions: The order amending Rule 33 and Rule 40, effective October 24, 2008, and adopting the Committee Comments to Amendment to Rule 33 Effective October 24, 2008, is published in that volume of Alabama Reporter that contains Alabama cases from 994 So. 2d.