"Algerian citizens should perform their electoral duty as their votes are important for the implementation of the future local administrations reforms," Bedoui said just after he voted at the primary school Ahmed-Aroua in Cheraga, Algiers.
"Citizens should contribute to the government's efforts to implement the reforms and address the shortcomings in the management of local administrations."
After he disclosed there are plans to reform the local administration, Bedoui said local elected officials will henceforth get more extended prerogatives and local administration's economic role will be boosted.
The minister of the Interior said the voting turnout has substantially risen compared with the legislative elections of May 4.
The voting turnout reached 6.80% at about 11:00 for provincial assemblies and 7.05% for municipal assemblies.
It shows an increase compared to the same hour in 2012 (2.69% for provincial assemblies and 3.08% for municipal assemblies).