The Board of Directors of Troubled Times, Inc. is composed of twelve seats. Board members are elected by the general membership of Troubled Times, Inc. during the annual elections for a term of one year. Board members may be elected for contiguous terms, serving indefinitely, should the membership so vote. If a board seat is not filled during the annual election, due to lack of a quorum from the membership, run-off elections will be held. Only nominees securing one-half the quorum required on the original election will be listed in the run-off election. Where the run-off election does not results in a quorum of the general membership, the seat will remain vacant. Vacant board seats may result in a special election at the mid point of the year, if the membership has increased and the board deems such a special election appropriate.