Election Day isn't until Saturday, but the controversial taxpayer-financed convention center hotel is being attributed as the primary reason for a high early voter turnout in Dallas County.
So far, more than 57,000 people have cast early ballots in Dallas County. While that is a lot more than anticipated, it represents only 14 percent of registered voters for the county.
In Tarrant County, nearly 24,000 people have voted early.
Voting ends at 7 p.m. Saturday for all municipal elections. Results will be available on NBCDFW.com.