Elon Musk takes the stage at Tesla Inc.\u2019s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday with the gap between the fervor of its fans and the doubts of its skeptics as wide as it\u2019s ever been. The annual meeting usually functions as a chance for some of Musk\u2019s most adoring devotees to bounce ideas off the chief executive officer and pick his brain. But before a Q&A, the electric-car maker will have to deal with orders of business relating to corporate governance. An activist group has mounted a campaign against several members of the board, while an individual retail investor is pushing for someone other than Musk to be chairman. Here are five key things to listen for when the meeting\u2014streamed live here\u2014gets underway at 2:30 p.m. California time: Hot Seats Tesla\u2019s nine-member board of directors serve staggered terms, and three are up for re-election: Antonio Gracias, a private equity investor; Kimbal Musk, a food entrepreneur and Elon\u2019s brother; and James Murdoch, CEO of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. CtW Investment Group, which works with union pension funds, has urged shareholders to vote against all three. The group has cited a host of issues\u2014from failure to reach production milestones to Musk\u2019s recent combative earnings call\u2014as examples of how the board is insufficiently governing Elon Musk and his company. Proxy adviser Glass Lewis & Co. sided with CtW and opposed all three directors, and larger adviser Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. came out against Gracias and Murdoch. Tesla has responded with a series of slides that defend its directors, recalling how Gracias and his firm helped get battery production going to support the Model 3 sedan, emphasizing Kimbal Musk\u2019s success as an entrepreneur and downplaying the demands on Murdoch\u2019s time linked to his role at Fox. Musk\u2019s Multiple Hats Jing Zhao, a shareholder from Concord, California, has proposed a requirement that an independent director serve as chairman of the carmaker. The overture of humble origin\u2014Zhao notified Tesla he owned just 12 shares\u2014won both ISS and Glass Lewis\u2019s backing. Musk has been chairman since 2004 and CEO since 2008. Tesla is recommending that shareholders vote against Zhao\u2019s proposal, saying the company\u2019s success to date wouldn\u2019t have been possible without a board led by Musk\u2019s \u201cday-to-day exposure\u201d to the business. At last year\u2019s annual meeting, he said he devoted more than 90 percent of his time running Tesla and rocket company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., devoting the remainder to pursuits such as his tunnel-digging startup Boring Co. The board also believes that Gracias\u2019s role as lead independent director protects the company against any potential governance issues. A Director\u2019s Lengthy Leave Another touchy governance subject that could come up is Tesla\u2019s handling of Steve Jurvetson, a well-known Silicon Valley investor who\u2019s been on a leave of absence from the board since November. Jurvetson resigned from DFJ, the venture capital firm he co-founded, amid accusations of misconduct that he has denied. But the results of DFJ\u2019s internal investigation into Jurvetson\u2019s alleged behavior have never been made public, and it\u2019s not clear why his board seat at Tesla is still in limbo. CtW said Tesla\u2019s board should have insisted on Jurvetson\u2019s resignation. Glass Lewis wrote in its report that Gracias\u2014as lead director and member of the board\u2019s nominating and corporate governance committee\u2014should be held to account for what it called the \u201cfairly extraordinary length\u201d of Jurvetson\u2019s leave. Model 3 Updates If the more than 2,100 replies to the @Tesla Twitter feed\u2019s solicitation for questions is any guide, Musk is likely to face queries about future products and the state affairs with its newest car, the Model 3. The sedan is the linchpin to the company\u2019s efforts to bring more affordable electric vehicles to the masses and achieve profitability. But production goals have been pushed back several times, and Tesla\u2019s latest is to make 5,000 units a week by early July. Hundreds of thousands of people placed $1,000 deposits for the car, but the company has been coy about the rate at which reservation holders are following through with orders when invited to configure their sedan. Converting its almost $1 billion in customer deposits into orders will obviously be key to Tesla sorting out its cash issues. Scraping Barnacles During the May 2 earnings call, Musk said that Tesla is \u201cgoing to conduct a sort of reorganization\u201d or \u201crestructuring\u201d of the company. He also expressed frustration about the number of third-party contractors working at Tesla, and said he was going to \u201cscrub the barnacles\u201d on that front. The following week, Bloomberg News reported that engineering chief Doug Field would take a break from the company. And a few days after that, Musk told employees he was \u201cflattening\u201d Tesla\u2019s management structure. After a spree of high-profile defections, the company has announced the hiring of new executives from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Snap Inc. The annual meeting could be an opportunity for Musk to assuage concerns about management turnover, plus provide an update on the reorganization of the company.