A record 18,273 Quebecers now spending time in 117 countries have signed up with Quebec's elections office to receive a ballot by mail for the April 7 election.
The previous record was 16,606, set in 1998. For that election, 13,435 of those eligible voters cast their ballots.
The elections office says the vast majority — 74 per cent — of eligible Quebec voters who requested mail-in ballots are now in Florida. More than 600 ballots were sent to France, and more than 200 were sent to Britain.
The DGE says the ridings of Westmount-Saint-Louis, the Bertrand riding in the Laurentians, and the Louis-Hébert riding in Quebec City each have 400 eligible voters who registered.