Postponement/excusal. Jurors may request a postponement of jury service by calling the number on their summons. Jurors may request, in writing to the address on the summons, to be excused from jury service for an illness that would interfere with their attendance or for other legitimate reasons or hardship.
Failure to appear. Employees who are summoned for jury duty but who intentionally fail to appear are guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined (WA Rev. Code Sec. 2.36.170).Note: Low turnouts for scheduled jury duty appearance have affected scheduling of trials in the state. Therefore, it is more likely that penalties for failure to appear will be enforced.