At least every two years, a Master Jury List is prepared by a Jury Commission composed of three private citizens from Mecklenburg County. The Master Jury List is composed of the names of registered voters and those residents with driver's license records in Mecklenburg County. These are the two sources, as required by law, from which jurors names are drawn. Names are then randomly drawn from this master list for each court session.
All County residents are eligible for jury service except those who have served as a juror within the last two years; who are under 18 years of age; or have been convicted of a felony (and the person's citizenship rights have not been restored); or are mentally incompetent or physically unable to serve. Jury service may be as a trial juror or as a member of the grand jury.
Normally, grand jurors are selected the first Monday of each quarter.