Examine voting trends over time in the United States. Which groups vote? Which groups don’t vote? What could be done to improve voter turnout? Be sure to discuss multiple groups by age, ethnicity, gender, religion, income, and education. Summarize the functions of campaigns in the United States and what the process is to electing governmental officials in the United States both at the state and federal levels. Explain how campaigns influence the public and how are they used to mobilize people. Use key terms and concepts from this week’s readings to discuss the key components of campaigning and how they influence voters during elections. What kinds of reforms could be made to make elections more free and fair?