Huntingdon County Juror Policies

Policy Statement

The participation of citizens in our system of justice is vital to the efficient and effective administration of justice in Huntingdon County. The Court strives to make jury service a convenient and pleasant experience and to accommodate all jurors within reasonable limits in balancing the interests of the Court and juror.

Every citizen of Huntingdon County who has attained the age of eighteen (18) will be qualified to serve as a juror unless one or more of the following applies:

  • The individual is unable to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • The individual is incapable, by reason of mental or physical infirmity, to render efficient jury service. In which case, a medical excuse is needed from a physician.
  • The individual has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and has not been granted a pardon or amnesty.

Persons failing to meet the above eligibility requirements will be disqualified from service as a juror. The Court does not provide exemptions from jury service based upon one’s occupation, profession, or status. In cases of hardship, potential jurors must present their request to a Judge on selection day.

Excusal and Deferral Requests

  • Deferral of jury dut