11.12.2008

Un question

I received a jury summons in the mail for the state in which I am going to school. Since I'm registered to vote in Texas (and did), I didn't think this was possible...is there anybody out there who can shed some light on this? I'm confused.

11 comments:

Erin O. said...

I got a similar jury summons while in college as well. Are you registered in your school state? If not, then you should mail back the form checked that you are in school. I'd also attach a note saying you are not registered in said state. However, you may want to go to the dean's office or the registar and ask. That may help.

Hope this helps. P.S. I'm thinking of doing your idea on my blog. I have to finish some baby quilts, but hopefully will do something soon. And since you were so sweet and wrote the first comment, I'm SERIOUSLY considering sending you a cozy blanket. However, I still have these darn baby quilts!!!

Erin

The Nanny said...

Erin--no, I'm not registered in my school state. Also, in my school state you're not able to be disqualified by being a full-time student. This means I have to report to the courtroom at 8 a.m. on the day I was summoned, and petition the judge to let me off. I'm pretty sure s/he will, but still, it's a major drag! I didn't know you could serve in two states if you're not registered in one.

Also, the quilting idea is a great idea!!! (Not to hint anything at all, but I LOVE blankets!) :-)

Erin O. said...

Oh, bugger-that stinks. Hmm, maybe they will still pay you. I got a stipend for sitting around for a few hours. Glad to hear that you like blankets, I do as well-I'm always cold. I finished a quilt top today, so I'll have to start thinking about what kind of blanket a certain college student might like!!!

The Nanny said...

I'm always cold too! Not good if I'm living up north now :-)

amazedlife said...

Did you already get this figured out? If you are not in the state where you were summoned for jury duty (usually you can only be called in one state - the one where you are registered to vote/have a driver's license), you can usually call them and explain the situation - they will usually ask for some sort of proof that you are out of state (school records, utility bill). Some states require you to give them a date when you CAN come (i.e. next summer). Good luck!

The Nanny said...

Amazedlife--Thank you! I'll definitely try that!

Erin O. said...

P.S. What are your favorite colors, so I might start looking for a certain fabric for a certain project!!!

The Nanny said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so excited! I like yellow the best but I'm not picky!

Erin O. said...

Good news!!! I'll start looking right away.

So, the project list just got a bit shorter as I figured out how to do a big part of my quilts. Yes, I don't have to have someone else do them, I finally have mastered free motion quilting. Not complicated, but I couldn't figure it out. Now, with that out of the way, I can finish some of these projects that are slowing down a certain nanny's quilt.

Erin

niobe said...

though it may well be too late to do you any good, I know all about this stuff.

Basically, in order to get a broad jury pool (including those people who are not registered to vote) states often use all sorts of other types of lists (phone books, car registrations and so on) to tap potential jurors.

Generally, you can at least get a postponement by calling the number on the summons and explaining the situation.

The Nanny said...

Niobe--it's not too late. But I'm not sure a postponement would help me since I'm moving back to Texas for the summers, and I'm in school all other times.