96.77% of the inhabitants of the Crimea, who participated in the illegal "referendum", supported joining the peninsula to Russia, said the head of the Republican committee on preparation and holding of the referendum in the Crimea Mikhail Malyshev.
Only 2.51% voters favoured the status of the Crimea as part of Ukraine. Malyshev claims that 96.77% supported the accession of the peninsula to Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation, and 2.51% were in favor of the restoration of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Crimea and for the status of the Crimea as part of Ukraine. 0.72% of ballots were invalidated. Turnout in the Crimea was almost 1 million 275 thousand people (83.1% of voters).
This data, doesn’t take into account Sevastopol results, where 123% of population voted for the entry of Crimea into the Russian Federation. This follows from a comparison of data and attendance statistics for 2013, but the organizers of the "referendum" prefer not to comment this "error".
The Supreme Council of Crimea on March 6 appointed the referendum on the status of ARC for March 16, bypassing the Constitution and laws of Ukraine. Two issues were carried out at the referendum: the Autonomous Republic of Crimea entry into the Russian Federation and the return of the ARC to the 1992 Constitution.
On March 14, the Constitutional Court recognized this appointment unconstitutional, but the so-called "referendum" was held – on the territory, occupied by armed Russians. Crimean Tatars did not recognize this so-called "referendum" and did not participate in it. Many residents of the Crimea, which were fighting to preserve the Crimea as part of Ukraine, also did not vote and were afraid to go out during all the day, because of fear being attacked. Central authorities of Ukraine and civilized countries do not recognize the Crimean "referendum".