On Sunday October 22 will take place general elections, so the electoral apparatus is already beginning to get underway. One of the central items of these sessions is the electoral ban. The case in Chubut.
This concept refers to certain restrictions and prohibitions implemented by law so that the voter can reflect on his vote, and that it is not affected by political propaganda. One of these restrictions is focused on the sale of alcoholic beverages, and establishes that they cannot be sold from the previous 12 hours at the beginning of the election.
Elections 2023: From when can alcohol not be sold in Chubut?
Taking into account that the Electoral Code maintains that this prohibition must begin 12 hours before the opening of the elections and end three hours after the close of the day, no more alcohol can be sold from 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 until 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Other stipulated prohibitions are: the dissemination, publication, comments or references, by any means, of the results of electoral pollsand the portation of armsflags, badges or other insignia.
Before these measures, 48 hours before other restrictions will have already come into force: the publication and dissemination of surveys and pre-election pollsand the realization of public acts of proselytism. However, all people can express themselves on the issue on social networks, since the Electoral Code does not regulate the use of these platforms.
Electoral ban: sanctions for not complying with it in Chubut
As established by the article 140the penalty provided for whoever “by deception induces another to pay in a certain way or to abstain from doing so” is 2 months to 2 years in prisonwhile anyone who “uses means tending to violate the secrecy of the vote”, as established in article 141, will have a punishment of up to 3 years in prison.
Likewise, citizens may be charged a fine ranging from 10 thousand and 100 thousand pesos If they do not respect the emission limits and publication of advertisements in the media. The same fine will be applied to those people who carry out campaign events outside the period established for that purpose.