VOTERS in Somerset are heading to the polls today to select their county councillors for the next four years.

A total of 55 councillors are to be selected, with polls open at 7am through until 10pm.

We will be running a live blog throughout the day keeping you up to date with what's going on - and you can find out more about the candidates in your area with our special Elections 2017 section.

READ MORE: Elections 2017: Somerset County Council candidates

The election comes ahead fo the June 8 General Election, when the county will again head to the polling booth to select their MP.

But today is very much about local issues - so let us know what you think, if you're voting, if you're not, and what are the issues deciding your vote...

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