Puerto Rico's Status Goes to a Vote

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño signed a referendum Wednesday that will put to voters the question of what the island's status should be. 

Voters will be asked if they want to change the island's status or keep it as a U.S. commonwealth. They will also be asked to choose from three options: statehood, independence or sovereign free association. Both questions will be on the ballot when voters go to the polls Nov. 6.

The election results, however, will not change the island's status. In order to do that, Puerto Rico will need the approval of U.S. Congress and president.