Everybody knows the early bird gets the worm and most people know that it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.

 However, when it comes to voting, there is some disagreement on the best way to do it: Some people like to vote early and get it out of the way, while others enjoy the traditional pageantry of casting their vote on election day itself.

Of course, when it comes to the 2024 Primary Election in Guilford County, you can have your cake or eat it.

 That is, take your pick. You can vote on the official Election Day, Tuesday,  March 5, or you can clear it off your to do list before then.  On Thursday, Feb. 15 early voting began at 17 sites across Guilford County

Early Voting will end on Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m.

 So, if you don’t get your vote in by then you will have to wait until Election Day.

Here’s a list of the sites that will be open from  8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend of February 24-25.

On Saturday, March 2, the sites will be open from  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

•NC Cooperative Extension – Guilford County Center – Ag Center (Barn)

•Barber Park (Simkins Pavilion)

•Brown Recreation Center

•Bur-Mil Park (Clubhouse)

•Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (Kimball Hall)

•Craft Community Recreation Center

•Deep River Recreation Center

•Jamestown Town Hall

•Leonard Community Recreation Center

•Lewis Community Recreation Center

•NC A&T University (Dudley Building)

•Oak Ridge Town Hall

•Pleasant Garden Community Center

•Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center

•UNC Greensboro (Kaplan Center for Wellness)

•Washington Terrace Park

The Carolyn Coleman Conference Room on the first floor in the Old Guilford County Court House – which was known for years as the Blue Room – will allow voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all weekdays, as well as on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m.  to 3 p.m.