Election day remains dry

| 22/03/2009

(CNS): Anyone planning an Election Day party will need to make sure they stock up on liquor before polling day as there will be a ban on booze during polling time. According to the election law, there will be no alcohol on sale anywhere on Election Day until the polls close at 7pm in the evening. The Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman said that intoxicating liquor cannot be sold, offered for sale, or given away during and just after poll time.

Sale and use of liquor may resume at 7:00 pm, one hour after the closing of the polls. However, the Board said it may exempt any bar serving an airport and any duty-free shop located at an airport or serving a seaport in respect of sales to outgoing passengers only.

The Cayman Islands is not alone in its election day alcohol ban as a number of countries and several US states also keep election day dry.

For further information, licensees and members of the public may contact Marva Scott at the Liquor Licensing Office at 946-5446 Ext. 5

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  1. Kath E Chisolm says:

    Why do I need to stay sober if I can’t vote?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ah, but just think of the exemplary behaviour you would be displaying if you could vote.

      On second thoughts, you might be better off drunk when choosing from the pathetic collection offering themselves.  I’ll be taking a pin with me to the polling station.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wont stop anyone from driving hammered to and from the poling stations now will it?!?!

    I feel like cracking a beer now just to salute the outrageous stupidity like this that exists in the Cayman Islands.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a big improvement on previous elections when bars couldn’t open in an electoral district until the result had been declared.

    With advances into the 21st century like this, surely it won’t be long before supermarkets can sell alcohol, gay rights are recognised and evolution taught in schools as the most rational explanation for the origin of all life.

    Way to go, Cayman!