As voting day gets closer, there are more parades, more loud music, more horn honking, cheering and loudspeakers to promote the candidates.
Some of the supporters also hand out gifts with their party's logo and colors: boxes of matches, ball caps, t-shirts, World Cup schedules and posters.
Reports say that with each election, more women run for office (and often win.)
We have learned from previous elections that booze is not sold a few days before voting day. If you want liquor including beer and wine, remember to get it early. It's not legal to buy/serve/drink in public once the moritorium begins.
Happy Valentine's Day!