Persons inclined to consume alcoholic beverages over this weekend might want to hustle to stock up their household bars before the Chapala government imposes temporary restrictions on local liquors sales. (A ban won’t be in effect in Guadalajara, however!)
The implementation of the Ley Seca (dry law) prohibiting all forms of liquor sales goes in to effect at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, continuing through election day until the final minute of Sunday, June 6. It applies to commercial outlets that dispense alcoholic products and drink service at bars and restaurants. Restaurants and bars are permitted to remain open until midnight on Saturday and during regular hours on Sunday while observing the prohibition on serving alcohol.
Local voters will be casting ballots for the election of mayor and city councilors for the 2021-2023 term, as well as state and federal legislators. They will vote at their assigned polling stations, operating at 21 different locations throughout the municipality, with 10 in Chapala proper, four each in Ajijic and Atotonilquillo, and one each in San Antonio Tlayacapan, San Nicolás de Ibarra and Santa Cruz de la Soledad.