National News: Democrat says GOP trying to deny blacks the right to vote | McConnell warns of popular vote 'catastrophic outcome' | Officials announce absentee voting guidelines

Alabama: Secretary of state opposes national popular vote

Colorado: Some challenge voter machine rule proposal | Rule changes considered for electronic voting machines

Delaware: New voting method for overseas Delawareans

Florida: 2012 will be a busy election year | Al Sharpton rips Rep. Baxley over election law

Georgia: Rockdale election board contacts legislators on proposed changes | Chattooga County lawyer fined $18K for election fraud

Massachusetts: Conomo leases tie up new voting purge

Missouri: State audit faults St. Louis elections board in several areas | Audit lists criticism, improvements at St. Louis elections board

New York: Recount denied for Rome mayoral candidate

North Carolina: Voter ID campaign draws ire | GOP looks to salvage voter ID

South Carolina: GOP met with Colbert over rights to rename presidential primary

Tennessee: Officials want to reach voters without ID | County commission votes 7-2 against voter ID resolution

Washington: Woodland forced to choose new council member with coin toss