|Date||2014/03/16 00:00:00 - Present|
|Description||Referendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on the future status of the peninsula|
From the Russia Today report on the referendum:
Over 95 percent of voters in the Crimean referendum have answered ‘yes’ to the autonomous republic joining Russia and less than 4 percent of the vote participants want the region to remain part of Ukraine, according to preliminary results.
With over 75 percent of the votes already counted, preliminary result show that 95.7 percent of voters said 'yes' to the reunion of the republic with Russia as a constituent unit of the Russian Federation. Only 3.2 percent of the ballots were cast for staying with Ukraine as an Autonomous Republic with broader rights. The remaining 1.1 percent of the ballots were declared invalid.
The overall voter turnout in the referendum on the status of Crimea is 81,37%, according to the head of the Crimean parliament’s commission on the referendum, Mikhail Malyshev. 
- Crimea Referendum: Final Results Show 97 Percent Of Voters In Crimea Support Joining Russia - Huffington Post 17 March 2014
- Crimean status referendum, 2014 - Wikipedia page
- Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' - BBC News Europe 16 March 2014
- 95.7% of Crimeans in referendum voted to join Russia - preliminary results - RT 16 March 2014