annual reports


In 2022, the SLSV Coalition entered a new phase.
Following historic growth in student voting rates in both 2018 and 2020, fueled by burgeoning nonpartisan student voter engagement efforts on college campuses throughout the US, our Coalition’s work shifted from establishing a movement, to sustaining and evolving our movement for the long term.
The result? A year of profound impact, achieved on the strength of our partnerships at the local, state, and national levels – and the deepened engagement they enabled.
Read about the work behind these achievements, and the moments that shaped our last year, in the 2022 SLSV Coalition Annual Report.


In the 2020 elections, according to Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education’s (IDHE) National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), college students voted at a record 66% rate. This groundswell of participation, the 2020 election’s unique circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our foundational commitment to equity and inclusion – an urgent issue since long before the national reckoning on racial justice in the aftermath of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor – set the stage for a 2021 characterized by three distinct themes:

  • Growing the student vote by implementing more collaborative and sustainable processes
  • Creating tools and infrastructure to help Coalition partners build capacity and work more efficiently
  • Building equity through collaboration

In short, we spent 2021 building a stronger, more inclusive coalition for the long term. Check out our 2021 Annual Report to learn how! 


In the face of what oftentimes felt like insurmountable odds, high levels of youth turnout in the 2020 election were far from inevitable. But it was not an anomaly. It was part of a sustained trend powered by an infrastructure that supports youth engagement, which importantly includes colleges and universities – institutions that young people learn from and engage with every day – that have been building, growing, and iterating on student engagement strategies day in and day out since early 2016. Ultimately, this report is our 2020 story. It’s a story of collaboration, innovation, dedication and resilience.