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Georgia State Code
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Title 15, Chapter 12, Section 1 (15-12-1)

(a)(1) Any person who shows that he or she will be engaged during his or her term of jury duty in work necessary to the public health, safety, or good order or who shows other good cause why he or she should be exempt from jury duty may be excused by the judge of the court to which he or she has been summoned or by some other person who has been duly appointed by order of the chief judge to excuse jurors. Such a person may exercise such authority only after the establishment by court order of guidelines governing excuses. Any order of appointment shall provide that, except for permanently mentally or physically disabled persons, all excuses shall be deferred to a date and time certain within that term or the next succeeding term or shall be deferred as set forth in the court order.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, any person who is a full-time student at a college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary school who, during the period of time the student is enrolled and taking classes or exams, requests to be excused or deferred from jury duty shall be excused or deferred from jury duty.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, any person who is the primary caregiver having active care and custody of a child under four years of age, who executes an affidavit on a form provided by the court stating that such person is the primary caregiver having active care and custody of a child under four years of age and stating that such person has no reasonably available alternative child care, and who requests to be excused or deferred shall be excused or deferred from jury duty. It shall be the duty of the court to provide affidavits for the purpose of this subsection.

(b) Any person who is 70 years of age or older shall be entitled to request the board of jury commissioners to remove such person's name from the jury list of the county. Upon such request the board of jury commissioners shall be authorized and directed to remove the person's name from the jury list. The request shall be made to the board or its clerk in writing and shall be accompanied by an affidavit giving the person's name, age, and such other information as the board may require. The board of jury commissioners of each county shall make available affidavit forms for the purposes of this subsection.

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