Zimbabwe: Two million IDs target for mobile registration blitz
Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)
GOVERNMENT is planning to issue at least two million national identity cards (IDs) and birth certificates during a mobile registration blitz that begins on April 1.
Lack of critical national documents has seen a few people, especially in Matabeleland provinces, failing to register to vote during the voter
registration exercise that is currently being rolled out by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
The mobile voter registration is in two phases, and the first started on February 1 and will run until February 28, while the second phase will run from 11-30 April.
Civil Registry Offices across the country have been saddled with a backlog of documents for some time as Zimbabweans try to get identification documents.
Birth certificates and national IDs are crucial for Zimbabweans to obtain other documents such as passports and driver’s licences.
With the country set to go for general elections next year, the identity documents are crucial for one to register as a voter.
Statistics released by ZEC recently indicated that Bulawayo had the lowest number of registered voters with 254 630 followed by Matabeleland South with 259 689 registered voters and Matabeleland North standing at 335 851.
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