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Opinion: Voting process can be simple
Iowa caucus
Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks about the delay in Iowa caucus results Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. - photo by Associated Press

The Iowa caucus vote debacle is a lesson. And a warning. I'm a firm believer that every vote counts. 

Sad that we're still struggling how to actually count votes in 2020. 

We retired to Gainesville from Colorado last fall and have been doing our homework on the new voting system. As I understand it, we'll use a computer to create our ballot, then print it. This can be done at designated voting locations. So drive, create, print and vote. 

Back in Colorado, where we lived for 20 years, our ballots were mailed to us. We filled them out, and either mailed them back or dropped them off at various locations like the DMV near where we used to live. We could cast our ballots in the days leading up to an election through 7 p.m. Election Day. 

Very simple. Works very well. 

Despite our high tech and very digital world, old-fashioned paper ballots work. Not sure if a machine to create a paper ballot is worth the money and time. But we'll see! 

Loving life in Georgia, 

Brian Olson


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