"Virginia only has the names of people currently incarcerated, but not those who have been released. They don't know where these people are," said Ladelle McWhorter of Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan grass-roots group.
McWhorter, who is vice chair of Virginia Organizing's state governing board, said people need to come forward.
Her organization and nearly a dozen others have been hosting civil rights restoration workshops around the state to increase awareness. The workshops outline how rights can be restored and assist eligible individuals in filling out the necessary paperwork.