03/01/2012 08:35 EST | Updated 05/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Commission to hold public meetings on Nova Scotia's electoral boundaries

HALIFAX - People will get a chance to have their say on Nova Scotia's electoral boundaries at public meetings around the province.

The Electoral Boundaries Commission announced a series of public meetings Thursday and launched a website where Nova Scotians can ask questions and submit comments.

Teresa MacNeil, chairwoman of the commission, says public feedback on the boundaries is critical in making recommendations.

Feedback from the meetings and submissions will be used to compile the commission's interim report, which is due May 31.

The meetings begin March 15 and run to April 21, with a second round of public meetings being held after the interim report is released.

The final report and recommendations will be submitted by Aug. 31.