Frequently Asked Questions about the Juror Questionnaire
Why is the questionnaire sent?
Each year, approximately 500,000 questionnaires are mailed out across the province to prospective jurors.
The Juror Questionnaire is used to determine whether a questionnaire recipient may be eligible for jury duty.
The questions in the “questionnaire” are based on eligibility requirements in the Juries Act.
Eligibility to serve as a juror is based on the recipient’s answers to each of the eligibility questions on the questionnaire.
Upon completing and returning a juror questionnaire, if an individual is eligible for jury duty, they may be chosen at random to receive a “summons to juror notice” that requests that the individual attend court on a specific date and time to be considered further for jury duty. They may also be chosen to serve as jurors at a coroner’s inquest.
Can I receive a juror questionnaire more than once?
Yes, it is possible to receive the questionnaire in multiple years, since your name continues to be on the third party source lists used to obtain names for the jury roll (e.g. Municipal Property Assessment Corporation).
Deceased Individuals, Individuals with a Disability, Same Name Residing at Same Location
I have received a questionnaire for someone who has died. What do I do?
If someone has died, you should note it on the Questionnaire next to their name and, if available, enclose a copy of a Certificate of Death and return in the envelope provided. We apologize for any distress this document may have caused.
I have received a questionnaire and believe I have a mental disability or medical condition that means I cannot serve as a juror. How do I answer the questionnaire?
Every effort will be made to provide necessary accommodations for people with disabilities to serve on a jury. For example: use of personal assistive devices, sign language interpreters, or other supports. If you think that any of these or other accommodations would enable you to serve on a jury, your answer to this question should be "No." The presiding Judge will decide whether your request for accommodation will be granted.
What do I do if two people with the same name live in the same address where the questionnaire was sent?
If two people with the same name live at the same address and both are over the age of 18, only one person needs to complete the form.
If two or more persons at a household have received the questionnaire, each person must complete and return the form.
Unable to Complete the Questionnaire, it is Past Due
I have received a questionnaire and want to respond quickly but cannot complete it myself. Can I have someone help me?
If you are unable to complete the questionnaire yourself, you may have someone help you and sign it on your behalf. Please note their relationship to you at the bottom of the questionnaire.
I was away on vacation and the return date is past due. Do I need to still complete the form?
Yes. If the return date for the completed questionnaire is past due, complete the form as soon as possible and return it in the envelope provided.
I am no longer at the address shown on the form. Do I need to notify someone?
If your address is incorrect or has changed from the address shown on the form, make corrections in the space to the right of your old address then complete and return the questionnaire.
I have completed the questionnaire but cannot find the return envelope with the address. Where do I mail the questionnaire?
If you have misplaced your envelope and need the return mailing address for the completed questionnaire, it is:
Provincial Jury Centre
P.O. Box 666, Station A
I have received a questionnaire for someone who no longer lives at this address or is away attending a College or University. What should I do with the questionnaire?
If the person named on the questionnaire is not living at the address shown on the questionnaire, or is living away from home for school, you can note this on the space next to the address and return the questionnaire in the envelope provided.
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