Request to be Excused:
Any person summoned as a juror who is 72 years or older and who wishes to be excused, deferred, or exempted may make the request without appearing in person by filing a signed statement of the ground of the request with the chief district court judge of that district, or the district court judge or trial court administrator designated by the chief district court judge pursuant to G.S. 9‑6(b), at anytime five days before the date upon which the person is summoned to appear. A person may request either a temporary or permanent exemption under this section, and the judge or trial court administrator may accept or reject either in the exercise of discretion conferred by G.S. 9‑6(b), including the substitution of a temporary exemption for a requested permanent exemption. In the case of supplemental jurors summoned under G.S. 9‑11, notice may be given when summoned. In case the chief district court judge, or the judge or trial court administrator designated by the chief district court judge pursuant to G.S. 9‑6(b), rejects the request for exemption, the prospective juror shall be immediately notified by the trial court administrator or the clerk of court by telephone, letter, or personally. (1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1207, s. 2; 1981, c. 9, ss. 1, 2; c. 430, ss. 4, 5; 2005‑149, s. 1.)
The Clerk of Court can ONLY defer a Juror ONCE.
When you mail in your request for a deferal or excuse make sure it is for a GOOD reason or your request will be denied. I understand that there are a lot of people that are self employed or they stay at home with kids but I CANNOT excuse for that reason. If you have a MEDICAL reason make sure you send in a note from your doctor on the doctor's letterhead. NO doctors note NO excuse.