The Iowa Judicial branch has launched eJuror, an online service that enables Iowans called for jury duty to use the Internet to respond to the court summons, complete a standard juror questionnaire, ask to reschedule jury duty and obtain information about serving on a jury.

"Each year, the courts call thousands of Iowans to jury duty," said Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus in a news release. "Because their time is valuable we want to make their service as jurors as convenient as possible. Our new eJuror service will make reporting for jury duty a little easier."

If you receive a jury summons in the mail, you can respond at the eJuror site --"> Log on with the jury number listed on your summons. After logging on, the eJuror will allow you to answer the standard juror questionnaire and electronically send the completed form to the clerk of court.

You must have a summons jury number to view the eJuror Web site, but sample pages may be viewed at

Ejuror also contains links to information about jury service, an e-mail contact address for each clerk of court office and an option for requesting a one-time rescheduling of jury service.

Courts randomly select prospective jurors from a master list that includes licensed drivers and registered voters. More than 60,000 Iowans are summoned for jury duty each year.