Unless otherwise clearly indicated the following terms shall be given the following interpretations.
(1) BALLOT CONFIGURATION: The particular combination and arrangement of offices, candidates and questions for a precinct or subdivision thereof.
(2) BALLOT LABEL: A card, paper, booklet, or other material that contains the names of the offices and candidates and statements or questions to be voted on.
(3) CENTRAL BALLOT COUNTER: a marksense ballot counter that reads and tabulates marksense ballots at a central location to which ballots are transported after the polls close. There may be more than one central counter in a county.
(4) COMMITTEE: The Alabama Electronic Voting Committee, established by Act 83-200.
(5) DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING DEVICE: An electronic device that records and tabulates electronic ballots.
(6) ELECTRONIC BALLOT: A ballot that utilizes electronic media or computerized systems for presenting the names of the offices and candidates and statements of questions to be voted on and for recording votes.
(7) HEADER CARD: A card or ballot which is coded to indicate to a central counter the precinct identity of the marksease ballots that follow immediately.
(8) MARKSENSE BALLOT: A machine-readable ballot which utilizes paper for presenting the names of the offices and candidates and statements of questions to be voted and on which the voter marks his or her choices in designated voting response locations.
(9) MARKSENSE BALLOT COUNTER: An electronic vote counting device that reads and tabulates marksense ballots.
(10) MEMORY PACK: A device capable of storing electronically the totals of a precinct ballot counter.
(11) MEMORY PACK TABULATOR: A device capable of reading precinct returns from memory packs and totaling these returns for the county and other electoral districts.
(12) OVER-VOTE: An attempt to vote for more than the allowed number of candidates for one office.
(13) PRECINCT: The smallest unit of the electoral system. As used in these rules the term refers to a single ballot counter or ballot box where voters cast their ballots. For example, if three ballot counters and their attendant officials are housed in the same building and the list of registered voters is divided geographically or alphabetically so that each voter is assigned to a single counter, then there are three separate precincts voting in the same building. However, where voting centers have been adopted, more than one precinct counter can be used in the same precinct.
(14) PRECINCT BALLOT COUNTER: A marksense ballot counter that reads and tabulates marksense ballots at the precinct where they are cast.
(15) PRIVACY BOOTH: A stand used to provide privacy for voters in completing their ballots.
(16) VOTING CENTER: An arrangement authorized by local legislation whereby multiple voting machines may be used in a single precinct.
(17) VOTE RECORDER: A device into which a ballot card is inserted and which is used by the voter to punch holes in the card for the purpose of recording votes.
(18) VOTING STATION: A table, booth, or device that permits a voter to complete a ballot in privacy.
Author Charles E. Grainger, Jr.
Statutory Authority: § 17-24-7(b), Code of Alabama (1975).