For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
(1) AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT. Includes any apparatus necessary to examine and count automatically votes designated on ballots and data processing machines which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results.
(2) COMMITTEE. The Alabama Electronic Voting Committee.
(3) ELECTRONIC VOTE COUNTING SYSTEM. A system in which votes are recorded on a ballot and subsequently counted and tabulated by automatic tabulating equipment at one or more counting locations.