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Newscast 11.08.22: Election Day is here. Polls close at 8:00 p.m. in Iowa and Nebraska, and 7:00 p.m. in South Dakota

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Today is Election Day, and polls will be open until 8 p.m in Iowa.

Voters need a form of ID. For most, that’s an Iowa driver’s license or state ID. Those who moved recently or need to register should also bring proof of residence, like a utility bill. Iowans who aren’t registered can register to vote at their polling place tomorrow.

Voters who still have an absentee ballot at home must return it to their county auditor or election office by 8 p.m. It’s too late to put a ballot in the mail. The other option is turning in your absentee ballot at your polling place and voting in person instead.

Early voting numbers are down in Iowa from the last midterm election four years ago. Nationally, early voting is up. More than 341,000 Iowans have already cast their ballots as of Monday afternoon.

That includes voting either in person or by mailing in an absentee ballot..

In Nebraska polls close at 8 p.m. (local time), and in South Dakota, until 7 p.m. (local time).

All four Iowans who are members of the U.S. House are seeking re-election, but Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra’s path to a second term appears to be the easiest. He’s running in a district with 95,000 more Republicans than Democrats against Democratic challenger Ryan Melton of Nevada, who works for a major insurance company, and Liberty Caucus candidate Bryan Jack Holder of Council Bluffs. This is Holder's fifth and last run for Congress. He has run before as a Libertarian.