This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippians head to the polls Tuesday to decide Democratic and Republican nominees for a host of offices from governor to county supervisor. The crowded ballots will be headlined by parallel contests for governor. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is trying to fend off challenges from former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. and state Rep. Robert Foster. On the Democratic side, Attorney General Jim Hood is challenged by seven candidates, including Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and retired Jackson State University administrator Velesha P. Williams. GOP voters will also weigh in on contested primaries for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer, while Democrats will decide a nominee for secretary of state. Voters in some parts of the state will also see contested primaries for public service commissioner and transportation commissioner. Aug. 27 runoffs will be held in any races where a candidate doesn’t get a majority Tuesday, while winners advance to the Nov. 5 general election.