RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The local and the national chapter of the NAACP are campaigning to restore the voting rights of former inmates.
Virginia is one of just four states that requires ex-felons to appeal to the governor in order to have their voting rights restored.
Governor McDonnnell has already restored the rights to more than 3,800 ex-felons, the most of any governor to date.
However, that still leaves more than 350,000 people or six percent of the voting age population disenfranchised.
Watch CBS 6 News at 5:30 p.m. for more on this developing story.