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(WIBW/KWCH) -- It's Election Day in Kansas.

Voters have started casting ballots in Kansas' closely watched governor's race and in two hotly contested U.S. House seats.

Polls will be open across the state throughout the day. Check with your local election office for hours.

In Shawnee County, polling places are open until 7:00 p.m. (Click here to find your voting location)

Be sure to have a valid photo ID like a driver's license, passport, student ID or government ID. (Full list of approved ID)

The race for governor between Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly was a toss-up in the campaign's final weekend. Kelly is wooing GOP moderates who are put off by Kobach's hardline stances on issues such as immigration, while Kobach expects his conservative base to turn out to counter enthusiasm on the left. A wild card is Independent candidate Greg Orman.

In eastern Kansas, incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder is facing a formidable challenge from Democratic newcomer Sharice Davids, who would be the nation's first LGBT Native American in Congress. And Republican Steve Watkins and Democrat Paul Davis are battling for the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins.

Advance balloting was shutdown at noon Monday. Record numbers showed up to cast ballots in advance or sent them by mail, Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell told 13 NEWS.

As of Monday morning statewide, 374,228 advance and mail in ballots have been cast. Compare that to 2014 at 212,573, but under the 2016 Presidential Election with 468,032. Final advance numbers will be released Tuesday.

Sedgwick Co. Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman reminded voters across the state to give yourself plenty of time when you go to vote. You could see long lines before and after work, and during the lunch hour.

13 NEWS is following the election all day long, and into the evening. Watch for results as soon as they start coming in on air and online on the WIBW News app.