Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments

Committee meets 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. in Room 2100 of the Swing Space (1021 O Street).

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the directions below:

Submit Position Letter Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

All Support/Opposition letters for measures being heard by our Committee are due by 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the committee hearing date in which the measure has been set. It is the responsibility of the organization/individual to submit an updated position letter to the Committee if the organization's/individual's position on a bill changes. Please view our Letter Policy Page before submitting a support or opposition letter. If you would like to let the Committee know your position on a bill, we strongly encourage you to send us your comments in written form so that it may be archived in the Committee's official records.

Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments Hearings

The Capitol and O Street buildings are open for in-person attendance of committee hearings.  Please utilize the teleconference service if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive. The teleconference service is for individual testimony and may be limited to name, affiliation, and position. 

The Senate strongly recommends that all members of the public wear a mask in all shared spaces in the Capitol and the 1021 O Street buildings. Masks are available at all security entrances.

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

ADA Notice - Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who, because of a disability, need special assistance to attend or participate in a Senate Committee Hearing or in connection with other Senate Services, may request assistance at the Senate Rules Committee, 1020 N Street, Suite 255 or by calling (916) 651-1504. Requests should be made one week in advance whenever possible.

Teleconference Instructions:


Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony. 

  • Upon calling in you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted, but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.
  • When a committee moves to public comment, a moderator will ask for anyone who is wishing to testify in “Support” or “Opposition” of the bill to please press 1 then 0.   You should press 1-0 when you are prompted by the moderator. When you press 1-0 on your phone you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  OF IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “in queue” or take yourself “out of queue” so listen carefully and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.
  • When you are successfully in the queue with your assigned line number, the moderator will call out your line number, open your line, and at that time you may address the committee with your name, affiliation, and position. You must have your own phone unmuted before you begin testimony.

A more detailed explanation of the teleconference instructions can be found by clicking the “Teleconference Instructions


Senator Steven M. Glazer (Chair)   Senator Steven M. Glazer (Chair) (D)

Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair)   Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair) (R)

Senator Benjamin Allen   Senator Benjamin Allen (D)

Senator Mike McGuire   Senator Mike McGuire (D)

Senator Caroline Menjivar   Senator Caroline Menjivar (D)

Senator Josh Newman   Senator Josh Newman (D)

Senator Thomas J. Umberg   Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D)

Current Membership:

6 Democrats
1 Republican

Committee Address