Electronic Signature

The law.   An “electronic signature” is defined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 110G, § 2 as “an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.”  Pursuant to c.110G, § 9, an “electronic signature is attributable to a person if it was the act of the person.  The act of the person may be shown in any manner, including a showing of the efficacy of any security procedure applied to determine the person to which the electronic record or electronic signature was attributable.”

     

The meaning of your electronic signature.   By entering your name, selecting “I acknowledge that I am electronically signing this request,” and clicking the “SUBMIT” button, you are acknowledging that the information contained in your submission is true and correct as of the date the electronic filing is submitted.  This filing is submitted under penalties of perjury, meaning that anyone who knowingly submits false information could be criminally prosecuted for perjury, depending on the circumstances.

    

Comparison with Juror Confirmation Form.   The information submitted on the Massachusetts Juror Service Website is identical to the information sought on the Juror Confirmation Form that is attached to your summons.  The Juror Service Website is made available as a convenience to jurors who prefer to supply the required information electronically, using the Internet.  Regardless of whether you choose to submit your information through the mail or by using the website, you are required by law to certify that the information is true and correct, under the penalties of perjury.

           

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Jury Commissioner at JurorHelp@jud.state.ma.us , or at 1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Out of state: call (617) 338-6409