(a) For the purposes of this Code section, the term "voting
equipment" shall mean a voting machine, vote recorder, tabulating
machine, optical scanning voting system, or direct electronic
recording voting system.
(b) Any person or entity, including but not limited to a
manufacturer or seller of voting equipment, who alters, modifies, or
changes any aspect of such voting equipment without prior approval
of the Secretary of State is guilty of a felony.