At the close of the first day of filing, one person has filed for the District 1 County Commissioner seat, while no one has filed for either the Grove or Jay School District positions.

The filing period for the Feb. 13, 2018 election continues until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.  

Multiple seats are up for grabs for area school boards - including those in Grove, Jay, Cleora and Turkey Ford - as well as the District 1 County Commissioner seat.

The remaining filing period is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5 and 6.

The period to contest a candidates filing takes place during the work hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., all week, with the final deadline being 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8. 

Candidates may file for office at the Delaware County Election Board office, 225 South Fifth Street, in Jay.

A look at the races.

Nine school board races will take place within Delaware County, including those in Grove, Jay, Cleora, Colcord, Kansas, Kenwood, Leach, Mosley and Oaks-Mission. 

A special primary election District 1 County Commission seat, currently held by Doug Smith - who plans to retire in December - will also be included in the Feb. 13 election.

A general election will take place on April 3.

County Commissioner

David Poindexter of Grove has filed for the District 1 County Commission seat. As of Monday afternoon he does not have a challenger.

School Board

All seats open for this election are the "office no. 3" seat.

Grove - No one has filed for the seat.

Audrey Crawford has indicated she does not plan to seek re-election, saying she initially promised her family she would limit her time on the board to five years.

Cleora - Current board vice president, Ryan Bagby, has filed for re-election without challenge.

Jay - No one has filed for the seat.

Monte Rutherford said he does not plan to file for re-election. Rutherford said after 10 years, he's ready to pass the leadership position onto someone else.

Turkey Ford - No one has filed for the seat.

Diane Cook has indicated she plans to seek another term in office. Turkey Ford, with voters in both Delaware and Ottawa Counties, is part of the Grove Public Schools Transportation District.

Colcord - No one has filed for the seat.

Mike Wofford has indicated he plans to run for reelection.

Kansas - Jeremy Russell has filed, unchallenged, for the seat. 

Kenwood - Matthew Butter has filed, unchallenged, for the seat.

Leach - No one has filed for the seat.

Brandi Ross, who was appointed to fill the opening left after Jerome Snell stepped down, is considering filing for the seat, according to school officials.

Mosley - No one has filed for the seat.

Lori Sherrell has not indicated if she will run for another term.

Oaks Mission School District - No one has filed for the seat. 

Dave Sanders has indicated he will seek another term.

Other seats 

Other board positions open for filing with Delaware County voters, include the following schools: Afton, Indian Capital Technology Center, Ketchum, Northeast Technology Center, and Westville.

For more information, or to register to vote, persons interested may contact the Ottawa County Election Board office at 918-542-2893 or the Delaware County Election Board at 918-253-8762.