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Public liquor sales on hold this weekend during Mexican elections

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Public liquor sales will be prohibited as of midnight June 1 due to the June 2 elections. More than 1.4 million people across the state of Quintana Roo are registered to head to the polls June 2 to vote for new mayors, state deputies and a new country president.

As per law, the public sale of liquor will be prohibited for 48 hours while people vote.

The Municipal Treasury, in support of the State Secretariat of Finance and Planning (Sefiplan), will carry out surveillance operations around the state to ensure compliance with the Dry Law provision.

The objective of the government measure, Sefiplan reports, is to preserve public order and the safety of people during the electoral process.

While the sale of alcohol is prohibited in public stores, restaurants in tourist areas are able to serve alcohol with food.

According to Quintana Roo Sefiplan head Martha Parroquín Pérez, the temporary alcohol sale restriction will start at midnight Saturday, June 1 and be lifted Sunday at midnight, June 2.

The Dry Law or Ley Seca, is enforced across the entire country during elections. This year, more than 100 million Mexican nationals are registered to vote in the 2024 elections.