(a) In determining the requirements for a request for an overseas absentee ballot, the committee and the Secretary of State shall consider including the following information:
(1) The name of the voter requesting the ballot.
(2) The legal Alabama residence of the voter.
(3) The date of birth of the voter.
(4) One of the following:
a. An APO/FPO or other deliverable overseas address, if the overseas voter requests that the ballot be mailed.
b. A facsimile machine number where return information shall be received, if the overseas voter requests that the ballot be faxed. If the voter requests facsimile transmission, his or her signature is also required.
c. An electronic mail address, if the overseas voter requests that the ballot be transmitted pursuant to electronic mail.
d. A signed application for an electronic ballot if the overseas voter requests that the ballot be transmitted or accessed by other secure electronic means approved by rule of the Secretary of State.
(b) A request for a ballot to be faxed to an overseas voter shall remain valid for 12 months, unless a shorter length of time is requested by the overseas voter.
(c) The absentee election manager and the staff of the absentee election manager shall ensure the confidentiality of all voted ballots, including voted ballots received by facsimile.