Movie maker Tyler Perry was so determined to vote in Georgia’s senate election that he took matters into his own hands Tuesday.
On Monday, “The Oval” director tweeted he hadn’t received his absentee ballot.
“Hey Georgia, Is anyone else having this problem?” he asked on Twitter. “I ordered my absentee ballot on December 2nd. I’m told it was mailed on the 4th. I still don’t have it!”
Democratic power player and election advocate Stacey Abrams heard Perry’s plea and stepped in to help out.
“Hey Tyler Perry, we’ve got you,” she tweeted. “Requested a ballot but haven’t received it? Vote in person on Election Day! Just tell the person at the check-in table that you wish to cancel your ballot & vote in person.”
Perry didn’t say where he was when he requested his ballot, but tweeted back to Abrams that he was catching a red-eye to the historic Red State that supported a Democratic president for the first time in nearly 30 years in the Nov. 3 election.
“I flew home because I didn’t get it,” he tweeted. “I will be there early in the morning. Too important to miss. Too important to miss!”
Perry posted a video Tuesday in which he claimed he’d just cast his ballot and encouraged others to do the same.
“Ya’ll get out and vote, get out and vote, get and vote, get out and vote,” the 51-year-old filmmaker told fans.
Tuesday’s special election will determine which political party will control the senate when Joe Biden takes office as president on Jan. 20. Outgoing President Trump — who pressured Georgia officials over the weekend to “find” enough votes to help him overturn the election he lost in November — has campaigned actively for Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. They are being challenged by Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.