From 5 to 7 September 2020, the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) Office of the Political Parties Registrar (OPPR) held a workshop in Dhusamareb, Galmudug State. The workshop has been attended by all the NIEC field staff from the Federal Member States with assistance provided through the Joint Programme for Electoral Support. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the members of the OPPR to the NIEC field staff as well as to explain how the different phases of the political parties official registration process would be implemented. The OPPR explained the procedures being prepared for the conduct of the registration and shared copies of the forms required to be completed by the political parties. The Chair of the NIEC and the acting President of Galmudug addressed the staff and urged them to be election ambassadors by encouraging all citizens to view elections as an important process for the development of their country. Once the recently passed Amendments to the Political Parties Law receives assent, political parties may obtain official registration.