Nov. 5, 2015: This story has been corrected.
Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide major races in several states, while Louisiana gears up for its runoff election on Nov. 21 to determine its next governor and several other top offices.
Though overshadowed by the 2016 presidential contest, these state elections have generated thousands of television ads worth millions of dollars.
Who voters choose to represent them will have important consequences for Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. And voters will use ballot measures to decide important policy issues ranging from marijuana legalization in Ohio to campaign finance reform in Maine.
Here are 10 things to know about this year’s TV election ad wars: