No Dry Law in Querétaro During the 2024 Elections

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The Government of the State of Querétaro has announced that on June 2nd, citizens will be able to go to the polls without the restrictions of the dry law. This was announced by the Secretary of Government, Carlos Alcaraz, who highlighted the agreements reached with various commercial organizations in the state.

In a press conference, Alcaraz informed that this decision was made after a series of meetings with representatives of local businesses.

“We have reached a consensus with the commerce organizations in the state. We believe that the civic maturity of our citizens will allow the electoral day to unfold without incidents, even without the imposition of the dry law,” stated Alcaraz.

Dry Law

The dry law aims to prevent the purchase and consumption of alcohol in the vicinity of elections to reduce possible altercations and promote an environment of tranquility and order. However, this year, the state government has decided to trust in the responsible behavior of its citizens.

Other States

Meanwhile, in seven states of the country, authorities have chosen to maintain the suspension of alcohol sales during the elections.

  • Morelos
  • Durango
  • Tamaulipas
  • Puebla
  • Quintana Roo
  • State of Mexico
  • Coahuila

Security Operations

Alcaraz emphasized that, despite the absence of the dry law, rigorous security operations will be implemented. “Security institutions will be deployed constantly on election day to ensure that everything proceeds in peace and order,” assured the official. This security deployment aims to deter any type of disruptive behavior and guarantee that citizens can exercise their right to vote in a safe environment.

The Secretary of Government also stressed that there has been continuous and effective communication with the electoral organizations. “We are in permanent contact with the electoral organizations, who will define the specific criteria of the process. So far, there is no municipality that presents risks or conditions of insecurity that could affect the electoral day,” indicated Alcaraz.

This coordination is essential to ensure that all logistical and security aspects are covered, allowing the elections to proceed smoothly and efficiently.

The decision not to implement the dry law has generated various reactions among the population and merchants. Many see this measure as a step towards modernization and greater trust in the electorate. “It’s a vote of confidence in us as citizens,” commented Mariana López, a local resident. “We hope that everyone acts responsibly and that we have a peaceful electoral day.”

On the other hand, some sectors express concerns about the potential risks of not having this restriction. “It’s a risky bet, but we trust that the authorities know what they are doing,” mentioned Jorge Ramírez, owner of a bar in the state capital.

Source: Debate