The town of Colchester opened early and absentee voting Friday afternoon for Monday’s run-off election, a press release from the town clerk’s office said.

Voters in the Chittenden 9-2 House district can cast ballots Friday, Sept. 7 until 4:30 p.m. at the Colchester town offices at 781 Blakely Rd.

They will choose between Pamela Loranger and John Nagle III, two Republicans who faced off in the Aug. 14 election. Nagle was initially deemed the winner on election night, but verified totals the next morning showed Loranger had prevailed by three votes.

Nagle successfully petitioned for a recount, and a Vermont Superior Court judge ruled August 29 that a ballot bearing Loranger’s maiden name counted toward her total, landing the race in a tie with 174 votes apiece.

The run-off election will be held Monday, Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bayside Activity Center at 34 Blakely Rd.

Whoever wins this election will join Republican incumbent Patrick Brennan, who easily prevailed in the August primary with 476 votes. The two Republicans will face Democrats Sarita Austin and Herb Downing who garnered 529 and 497 votes, respectively, in the general election on November 6.

For further information, voters can contact town clerk Julie Graeter at 264-5520.