Section 12-16-146

Use of mechanical or electronic data processing equipment for selecting, qualifying, etc., juries.

Any of the procedures established in Title 12, Chapter 16, governing the selecting, qualifying, drawing, summoning, and empaneling of juries (including but not limited to any one or all of the following procedures: compilation and maintenance of the master list; the combined qualification and summoning process; the selection and maintenance of the trial court jury box, including the preparation and issuance of qualification questionnaires; the drawing from the trial court jury box; the preparation of the venire list and summons; or the compilation of the master or other strike lists) may be accomplished and maintained by mechanical or electronic data processing equipment available to an individual county or to several counties, or centralized for all the counties or any combination thereof after written notice to the Administrative Director of Courts. The actual presence of any official normally required to be present shall not be required when mechanical or electronic data processing equipment is used to implement any of the foregoing procedures.

Any procedure accomplished by mechanical or electronic data processing equipment shall be performed in accordance with any random selection requirement of Title 12, Chapter 16, and shall be open to public inspection, and further, shall constitute a public drawing or selection.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-788, p. 1381, §7.)