- Mrs. Spaniel
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
So a few weeks back my grandma tells me I have a jury summons at her house (I lived with her for about a year after I finished college, but I moved out at the beginning of 2005, notified the DMV, updated my voter registration, etc…). I read the summons, fill out all the information for an excuse due to not residing in the county (and besides… I did jury service in LA County less than a year ago! See, I’m not just trying to get out of doing my civic duty; I just did it already somewhere that wasn’t 120 miles away!). I didn’t see anything about documentation required.
So today, my grandma calls me and there is a postcard about how my excuse was not accepted because I didn’t provide adequate documentation and I have to show up on the 22nd… at a courthouse three hours away!!! I called, and they wanted a copy of my drivers license or my voter registration card.
Folks, I moved in 2005 and I vote permanent absentee. I don’t have my voter registration card! And my license? It wasn’t up for renewal until the end of this year; why would I pay good money for a new one, when the DMV tells me I can just keep an extra piece of paper in my wallet with my current address?
Thank GOD for some reason when I was cleaning up last week I came across my proof of jury service from last May–and that I magically didn’t throw it away!–that I could fax in while that got taken care of! But who should expect to have to prove they don’t live in a place where they haven’t lived in five years??? Ugh.
Any annoying jury summons stories? 🙂