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Juror questionnaires to be mailed out

State juror questionnaires will be mailed to 235,000 residents, including 55,000 in Maui County, beginning Aug. 2.

The annual questionnaires are used to help select potential jurors who may be eligible to serve in 2022.

Anyone receiving a questionnaire has 10 days to complete and return it to the Jury Pool Office in the envelope provided. Those who don’t respond may be penalized.

The questionnaires are mailed to people who have a Hawaii driver’s license or are registered to vote in the state.

To be eligible to serve as a juror, people must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a Hawaii resident and able to read and understand English.

Questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 Oahu residents, 70,000 on Hawaii island and 25,000 on Kauai.

The state Department of Health has approved the Judiciary’s health-and-safety plan to resume jury selection and jury trials. The plan includes touchless temperature scans and Centers for Disease Control-recommended screening questions before entering a courthouse, required face coverings, enforced social distancing measures and increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities.

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