Hertfordshire residents are being asked how they think the county should be carved up for elections.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people and organisations for their help to produce new electoral divisions for 77 county councillors.

The commission will look at residents’ views before it draws up draft recommendations for a new pattern of divisions, which are due to be published in September.

Residents and organisations will then get another chance to have their say in the next round of consultation.

Commission chairman Max Caller said: “We want to hear local views on where people think the focal point of their community is and where the natural boundaries between communities might lie.

“As we draw new boundaries, we will try to ensure that each county councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. We also aim to produce a pattern of divisions that reflects the interests and identities of communities.

The current phase of consultation closes on June 23. More information can be found at www.lgbce.org.uk