Mecklenburg County residents summoned to serve on a jury can now access information about their duty online.
By visiting jury.mecklenburgcountync.gov, people can search for information by entering their juror ID number or Social Security number. The website allows them to confirm their juror status and date, request a deferral for duty and even create an email reminder. People using a smart phone will be automatically redirected to the county's mobile application.
Since the online jury management system was developed nearly a year ago, the county has received about 4,400 requests for deferral and more than 3,100 requests to be excused from duty through the website, officials said.
Court officials said they believe the app will reduce the costs and manpower needed to respond to mail and phone inquiries regarding jury duty.
This is the county's third mobile site. Mobile apps are also available to search arrests and warrants in the county.