Prohibition for the second round: Since when has the measure governed and what are the penalties for breaching it?

Lima, June 1, 2021Updated on 06/01/2021 01:51 am

A few days before the celebration of the second round of the Elections 2021, the Government established a series of measures for the optimal development of this electoral process. Among the provisions is the so-called “Dry Law”, By which the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

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As indicated by the Organic Law of Elections, the “Prohibition Law” will come into effect from 8:00 am on Saturday, June 5 until 8:00 am on Monday, June 7. The person who fails to comply with this provision will be punished with jail for no more than 6 months, or will receive a fine of no less than 2,790 soles.

It should be noted that the auditors of the National Elections Jury (JNE) They will carry out operations in various regions of the country in order to enforce electoral regulations and guarantee that the voting proceeds normally.

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What other restrictions are there during election week?

As of May 31, the restrictions established within the electoral regulations will come into force to ensure the normal and correct development of the second electoral round through which the new president of the republic will be elected for the period 2021 – 2026.

According to article 1919 of the Organic Law of Elections, from 00:00 hours on Monday, May 31, the dissemination or publication of polls with the intention of voting in any media is strictly prohibited.

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The natural or legal person who incurs in this offense will be sanctioned with a fine of between 10 and 100 Tax Units (UIT), the equivalent of a fine that can be between 44,000 and 440,000 soles.

Yet another measure that is part of election week is related to political meetings or demonstrations. These activities are prohibited from Friday, June 4. In addition, all political propaganda is suspended from 00:00 on Saturday, June 5.

On the same election day, June 6, all types of voter gathering within a radius of less than 100 meters from each polling station are also prohibited. These measures will be monitored by JNE staff at the national level.

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