Jury Selection Process
At least every two years, a Master Jury List is prepared by a Jury Commission composed of three private citizens from Wilkes County. The Master Jury List is composed of the names of registered voters and those residents with driver's license records in Wilkes 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.

To be eligible to serve as a juror in North Carolina, all county residents must be a citizen of the North Carolina and must have not served as a trial juror in the past two years or a full term as a grand juror in the past six years. Jurors must be 18 years of age, or older, and there is no maximum age limit. They must be mentally and physically competent, be able to understand English, and not have been convicted of a felony, unless their citizenship rights have been restored.