In addition to the narrative in your ballot packet, the following files may be helpful to you in order to understand why the previous State Committee voted to amend the party bylaws on March 31st, 2011 and refer the matter to you.
During the regular March annual convention in 2010 the following reform proposal was adopted: Link
A special convention was called for November 2010 to adopt new governing documents, and a 2 day convention was scheduled so delegates would have appropriate time to amend and consider the proposals offered. The then Libertarian National Committee Inc. Chairperson, Mark Hinkle, and Secretary, Alicia Mattson, arrived and offered their opinions about quorum requirements and ultimately then Libertarian Party of Oregon Chairperson, Jeff Weston, agreed with their interpretation that half of the membership would need to be in attendance to hold a convention. The members at that convention after hearing these issues voted to adjourn without conducting any business.
Because the members could no longer meet due to quorum issues, the judicial committee was vacant and could not be reseated except by convention, the previous state committee adopted new bylaws and offered these reasons: Link
The new bylaws that were adopted are available here: Link
They were adopted with the following provisos: Link
The old 2009 Bylaws that were replaced are available here: Link