Algerians voted on Thursday for a new parliament that is expected to remain dominated by the three parties of a governing coalition.
The poll to choose the 389 members of the lower house of parliament is the third since an Islamist revolt erupted after the cancellation of a national election in January 1992.
A triple bombing claimed by al Qaeda killed 33 in Algiers on April 11. One policeman was killed when two small bombs exploded in the eastern city of Constantine on Wednesday.
Al Qaeda's Maghreb wing has urged Algerians to boycott the election which it condemned as a "farce".
Final results are due to be declared by Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni on Friday at 10 a.m..