Ariz. R. Evid. 606

As amended through December 6, 2023
Rule 606 - Jurors Competency as a Witness
(a)At the Trial. A juror may not testify as a witness before the other jurors at the trial. If a juror is called to testify, the court must give a party an opportunity to object outside the jury's presence.
(b)During an Inquiry into the Validity of a Verdict in a Civil Case.
(1)Prohibited Testimony or Other Evidence. During an inquiry into the validity of a verdict in a civil case, a juror may not testify about any statement made or incident that occurred during the jury's deliberations; the effect of anything on that juror's or another juror's vote; or any juror's mental processes concerning the verdict or indictment. The court may not receive a juror's affidavit or evidence of a juror's statement on these matters.
(2)Exceptions. A juror may testify about whether:
(A) extraneous prejudicial information was improperly brought to the jury's attention;
(B) an outside influence was improperly brought to bear on any juror; or
(C) a mistake was made in entering the verdict on the verdict form.

Ariz. R. Evi. 606

Amended Oct. 19, 1988, effective 11/1/1988; 9/8/2011, effective 1/1/2012.


This rule has been amended to conform to Federal Rule of Evidence 606, including the addition of subdivision (b)(2)(C). However, subsection (b) has not been applied to criminal cases, as is done in Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), because the matter is covered by Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 24.1(d).

Additionally, the language of Rule 606 has been amended to conform to the federal restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent in the restyling to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.



Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 606, (modified).