Qualifications of Jurors
In order to qualify for jury service in Pender County, a person:
  1. Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. Must be a North Carolina citizen
  3. Must be a resident of Pender County. (Note: Anyone either registered to vote in Pender County or having a driver's license record with a Pender County address is considered a resident of the county and is, if not otherwise ineligible, eligible to serve.(N.C.G.S. 9-3))
  4. Must be able to understand the English language
  5. Must not have served as a juror in State or Federal courts within the last two (2) years
  6. Must not have served a full term as a grand juror within the last six (6) years
  7. Must not have been convicted of a felony, unless that person's rights have been restored (a convicted felon's rights are automatically restored upon the unconditional discharge by the North Carolina Department of Correction, N.C.G.S. 13-1)
  8. Must be physically and mentally competent