The assembly has 9 members, elected for a three-year term. The assembly is elected by a popular vote for a term of not more than three years. Electors each have nine equal votes, which can be divided in any way between candidates, except that no more than two votes may be given to any particular individual candidate. Some call this variation of cumulative voting the "weighted first past the post system".
All nine seats are held by independents, as Norfolk Island does not have major political parties, although a local branch of the Australian Labor Party is active.
On 20 March 2013 the first meeting of the 14th Legislative Assmebly elected Chief Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker: