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- No one can sell or distribute any alcoholic drinks during the black out period. The also they all must be covered up or moved from their location. Makes the Zion Curtain of Utah sound great huh?
- If you are drunk you can not vote, and you will be given a fine.
- If you are caught selling alcohol you will be fined or if you continue to do so after being fined you can have your business sanctioned or shut down.
- If you are throwing your own party, police can intervene and confiscate any open alcohol. No fines will be charged.
Fines range from $111 to $1,150 US dollars. So if you are planning on drinking to celebrate or to just watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, do it at home and be quiet! The idea is to avoid any drunken public protests or violence and to make sure everyone is sober upon voting. Looking at the candidates and watching the debate many El Salvadorans have told me they wish they could be drunk when they vote.