I received a summons again. Why do I get one every year while my spouse has not received one?

Summonses are issued randomly and based on your information with two separate sources.  If you have a state issued ID/driver's license under one name and your voter registration has a different name or spelling, your name may appear on the list twice.  Additionally, Island County has two courts – Superior Court in Coupeville and District Court in Oak Harbor – that issue summonses.  This may also increase your chances of receiving a summons.  Please note if you have previously been granted a deferment and receive a new summons a few months later, this is still related to your original summons.  You did not get summonsed a second time.  


You received a summons in January for jury duty in April.  You requested and were granted a four month deferment with a new report date in August.  In May you receive a summons for jury duty in August.  This is still the same summons.

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1. Is jury service mandatory?
2. Is there an age limit?
3. Why did I receive a summons for jury duty?
4. I received a summons again. Why do I get one every year while my spouse has not received one?
5. Why did I get a summons if I'm not a citizen?
6. How can I be excused from jury service?
7. What is the penalty for skipping jury duty?
8. I have a conflicting appointment during one of my weeks. What should I do?
9. What if I am unable to sit for long periods of time?
10. I'm active duty military. Can I be excused?
11. I live on Camano Island. Do I still need to report for jury duty?
12. I don't have a stamp. How can I return my summons?
13. Where is my Candidate ID?
14. How do I know which court I am assigned to?
15. How long is my jury duty?
16. My group number was selected to report for jury duty. How long is the trial going to last?
17. I have a family member that works in Law Enforcement. Can I be excused?
18. Do you provide childcare?
19. I've just returned from vacation and found a summons in my mail. What should I do if it's past the 10 days?
20. What should I wear to court?
21. I received a card in the mail stating I did not turn in my summons. I never received a summons, so what should I do?