As used in this article, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, the following terms shall have meanings ascribed to them as follows:
(1) ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL. An individual 65 years of age or older;
(2) ELECTION FOR STATE OFFICE. A general, special primary, or runoff election for an executive, legislative, or judicial state office that is contested on a statewide basis;
(3) HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUAL. An individual qualified to vote, who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, is unable without accessible facilities or registration and voting aids to have access to registration and voting equal to that available to persons who are not so affected;
(4) STATE. State of Alabama;
(5) VOTING PRECINCT. The area inhabited by all individuals assigned to one polling place for a state election.