Puerto Rico / U.S. - For the first time, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood.
Nearly 1.8 million voters in Puerto Rico participated in elections even though residents of the island itself cannot vote in the U.S. presidential contest.
Voters were asked in a two-part non-binding referendum whether they want to change the island's territorial status and then what other status they prefer.
Nearly 54 percent voted they were not satisfied with the island's current status and 46 percent voted to keep it the same.
Just over 61 percent voted in favor of statehood and 33 percent backed sovereign free association, which would have allowed more self-governance.
Only 5 percent supported independence, according to results.
Even though island residents can not vote for President, Puerto Ricans who live in one of the 50 states can vote in the presidential elections. This year, the Puerto Rican vote was especially crucial in Florida.
(The AP contributed to this story)