Govt Extends Civil Registry Department Working Hours

The government has extended working hours at the Civil Registry Department and also deployed mobile registration officers to issue identity documents to the public ahead of general elections scheduled to be held later this year.

In a statement, the Civil Registry Department said all static registry offices including the mobile teams will operate from 7 AM to 7 PM between Monday to Friday and from 7 AM to 5 PM on weekends.

The Civil Registry Department said the initiative is targeted at 18-year-olds and above who are intending to register as voters. Part of the statement reads:

Department is conducting a mobile registration exercise from 12 to 21 March 2023 in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Mobile Biometric Voter Registration blitz.

Mobile teams have been deployed across the country to augment the existing static registry offices.

This programme is meant to provide citizens with an opportunity to obtain national identity documents which will enable them to register as voters in the upcoming 2023 Harmonised General Elections.

The exercise is targeting those who attained 18 years of age intending to register as voters, those who lost their identity documents and are eligible to register as voters in the 2023 Harmonised General Elections and those who are 18 years and above who require both birth certificates and national identity document.

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