The United States District Court for the District of Nevada uses a two-step process to select jurors in accordance with the District’s Jury Selection Plan. The master jury wheel is created by randomly selecting names from the Registrar voter lists for each county in the State of Nevada. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Subsection 1861, all litigants “have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community” as represented in the Voter Registration Lists of all counties within the state.
Periodically names are randomly drawn from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires which enable the court to determine if those selected are legally qualified to serve. The names of qualified persons are put on a second wheel, the qualified jury wheel. As prospective jurors are needed for a specific trial or grand jury, summons are sent to persons randomly selected from the qualified wheel using a properly programmed electronic data processing system for pure randomized selection to ensure that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal.