The dry law is one of the least popular restrictions imposed by the National Election Jury (JNE) for voters, but it is important to ensure the correct development of the elections. The measure will be applied to the Second Regional Election 2022which will take place on December 4, where 6 million 892,945 citizens are empowered to pay. Do you know when it starts and how long it will last?
As of this Monday, November 28, electoral restrictions began to apply in nine regions of the country, where the regional second round will take place to elect their governors and deputy governors, reported the National Election Jury (JNE).
The dry law is part of the restrictions provided for in the electoral legislation and deals with the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages, but not consumption, so the sanctions go towards the sellers, reported the JNE. The electoral body has reported that operations will be carried out in order to enforce the aforementioned restriction.
WHEN DOES DRY LAW BEGIN AND END?
You will not be able to sell drinks alcoholic from 8 in the morning on Saturday, December 3 until 8 in the morning on Monday, December 5, in accordance with the Organic Law of Elections.
The norm establishes that “From 8:00 a.m. on the day before the day of the vote, until 08:00 a.m. on the day after the elections, the sale of alcoholic beverages of any kind is not allowed and establishments or spaces are closed. commercial establishments, dedicated exclusively to said sale”.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PREMISES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE DRY LAW?
Stores, bars or other establishments that fail to comply with the so-called dry law will receive a fine of no less than S/ 3,075 and those responsible can receive a sentence of up to six months in prison.
“Non-compliance is punishable by imprisonment of no more than six months, a fine of no less than S/3,075 and an accessory penalty of disqualification for the same time as the sentence, which may consist of incapacitating the convicted person to perform the function or work he performed.” , indicates the JNE on its page about restrictions in the last week ahead of the regional second round on December 4.
WHERE WILL THE DRY LAW APPLY?
The measure applies to the regions of Amazonas, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Lambayeque, Lima Provinces, Moquegua, Pasco and Piura.