Tyler Perry travels home to Georgia to vote in person after absentee ballot fails to arrive

‘Thank you for always being in the fight!’ former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tweets at the ‘Madea’ director

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Wednesday 06 January 2021 01:49
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Tyler Perry urges Georgia residents to 'get out and vote' in Senate runoff elections.mp4

When his absentee ballot never arrived, movie mogul Tyler Perry flew back to his home state of Georgia to vote in the state's Senate runoff elections.

On 4 January, the Madea creator and director tweeted that despite requesting an absentee ballot in the mail, one never materialised, even though he received a shipping confirmation.

“Hey Georgia, Is anyone else having this problem? I ordered my absentee ballot on December 2nd. I’m told it was mailed on the 4th. I still don’t have it!” he wrote.

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams replied, encouraging him to vote in person. "Hey @tylerperry, we’ve got you," she wrote. "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. Go to http://iwillvote.com to find your assigned polling place."

In response, Perry assured Abrams that he was indeed flying home to vote in person. "Hey @staceyabrams, I flew home because I didn’t get it. I will be there early in the morning. Too important to miss. Too important to miss!"

Perry also shared a video of himself leaving his in-person poll location. "Get out and vote, get out and vote, get out and vote, get out and vote," Perry repeatedly pressed in the clip.

"Thank you for always being in the fight!" Abrams replied, which Perry retweeted.

Polls for Georgia's Senate runoff elections close tonight (5 January) at 7 PM ET. The end results will determine which US party controls a deeply divided Senate.

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