Though they've been American citizens since 1917, residents of the island of Puerto Rico aren't currently allowed to vote in American elections.
The two-part referendum first asked residents if they were happy with the status quo — limited self-governance coupled with limited representation in Congress.
Irrespective of their response, Puerto Ricans were then asked how they would like the status quo to change: Toward statehood, toward independence, or toward additional autonomy that maintains the country's special relationship with the US.
With some 31% of the votes tallied, it seems locals are not only interested in switching up the status quo (53% vs. 47%), but they were also clearly in favor of seeking statehood (61% vs. 5.5% for independence).
Though the referendum is non-binding, President Obama has promised to respect the results in case of a "clear majority."