Qualifications


All citizens of South Dakota are eligible to serve as jurors if they are:

  1. County residents,
  2. At least 18 years of age,
  3. Of sound mind, and
  4. Able to read, write, and understand the English language.

Convicted felons whose civil rights have not been restored and penitentiary employees are not eligible to serve as jurors. Clergy may be exempt from jury service when it conflicts with their religious beliefs.


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