This course examines the means by which the political process, particularly the conducting of elections, is regulated in the United States. Course topics include: (1) the "right" to vote; (2) election administration; (3) ballot structure; (4) election and electoral process challenges and remedies; (5) political parties; (6) candidate access to the ballot; (7) redistricting; (8) the Voting Rights Act; (9) direct democracy, e.g., initiatives, referenda, and recalls; (10) campaign financing and disclosure requirements; (11) lobbying requirements; (12) electoral crimes, e.g., bribery; and, (13) voting systems. Not all topics are covered during a particular course offering. No background in politics, campaigns, political science, or constitutional law is required. Interest in all of the above is, however, expected.