Contributors to “The Art of Elections” symposium explore how the arts and popular culture shape campaigns and elections, and how aesthetic appeals to voters have changed over time. Topics include the roles of campaign advertising, theatrical techniques, comedy shows, campaign theme songs, political campaign posters, and storytelling on social media. A shared theme is whether the arts and popular culture merely manipulate voters or can promote a more inclusive and representative democracy. The symposium includes essays by Paul A. Passavant, Mark Chou, Roland Bleiker, and Nilanjana Premaratna, Jamie Warner, Eric T. Kasper and Benjamin S. Schoening, Hal Elliott Wert, and Himanee Gupta-Carlson. It is edited by Nancy S. Love.