§52-2-3. Selection and summoning of jurors.
The clerk of any circuit court requiring a grand jury shall,
at least thirty days before the term of court, draw and assign
persons for the grand jury, but the court, or judge thereof, may
require the clerk at any specified time to draw and assign grand
jurors for either a regular, special or adjourned term of court.
When required by the circuit court or the chief judge thereof, the
clerk shall draw the names of sixteen persons from the jury wheel
or jury box, and the persons so drawn shall constitute the grand
jury. At the same time, the clerk shall draw the names of such
additional numbers of persons from the jury wheel or jury box as
the chief judge of the circuit, or the judge in a single judge
circuit shall by prior order direct, and the persons so drawn shall
constitute alternate jurors for the grand jury. The judge may
replace any absent members of the grand jury from among the
alternate grand jurors, in the order in which the alternate jurors
were drawn. The clerk shall enter the names of all persons so
drawn in a book kept for that purpose and shall issue summonses to
the persons so drawn in the same manner as that provided for petit
jurors in subsection (b), section seven, article one of this
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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