- The Primary in each even number year is called the General Primary and is held on the third Tuesday in May, except in Presidential years when it is held on the fourth Tuesday in April.
- The Primary in each odd-numbered year is called the Municipal Primary and is held on the third Tuesday in May.
- A Primary narrows down the number of candidates for the Municipal or General Election, except in the case of Precinct Democratic Committeeman and Precinct Democratic Committeewoman, who are elected in the Primary Election.
- General Elections are held in even-numbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
- Municipal Elections are held in odd-numbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
- Justices of the Supreme Court, Judges of Superior and Commonwealth Courts, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, District Judges in Magisterial Districts, constables and all county municipal (borough and township offices), school district and election district officers are elected only at a Municipal election.
- Electors for President and Vice-President, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, Governor and Lt. Governor, Auditor General, State Treasurer, Attorney General and Senators and Representatives in the General Assembly are elected only at a General Election.
- The polls are open at all primaries and elections between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm prevailing time.