The ballots from the August 3 Special Meeting have been counted.
A two thirds majority (66.7%) is required for endorsement. These were the three choices, and the ballot tallies:
Endorse a YES vote / support the jail tax: 4 votes (5.8%)
Endorse a NO vote / oppose the jail tax: 59 votes (85.5%)
Make no endorsement at this time: 6 votes (8.7%)
Total: 69 ballots cast (100%)
OUTCOME: Whatcom Democrats endorses a NO vote on the November 2017 jail ballot measure.