(a) In this section:
(1) “Direct recording electronic voting machine” has the meaning assigned by Section 121.003, Election Code.
(2) “Measure” has the meaning assigned by Section 1.005, Election Code.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, computer program, computer software, or computer system that is a part of a voting system that uses direct recording electronic voting machines and by means of that access:
(1) prevents a person from lawfully casting a vote;
(2) changes a lawfully cast vote;
(3) prevents a lawfully cast vote from being counted; or
(4) causes a vote that was not lawfully cast to be counted.
(c) An offense under this section does not require that the votes as affected by the person’s actions described by Subsection (b) actually be the votes used in the official determination of the outcome of the election.
(d) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
(f) With the consent of the appropriate local county or district attorney, the attorney general has concurrent jurisdiction with that consenting local prosecutor to investigate or prosecute an offense under this section.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 470 (H.B. 56), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 503 (S.B. 927), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.