Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in two Adair County municipalities will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023.

Jan Wilhite, secretary of the Adair County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023 when the filing period ends. 

Wilhite reminds voters that Contests of Candidacy must be filed no later than Friday, February 10 and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate files unopposed.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices: Town of Watts, Board of Trustees, two positions; and Town of Westville, Board of Trustees, three positions and Town Clerk/Treasurer.

Declaration of Candidacy forms can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at, by contacting your County Election Board office at 918-696-7221 or

The municipal offices at stake in Town of Watts and Westville will be filled in the nonpartisan General Election scheduled April 4, 2023. 

The Adair County Election Board is located at 220 W Division, Stilwell and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.




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