Postal votes favour Maddern as she closes gap to 4%

THE LNP'S Anne Maddern is closing the gap on Labor's Bruce Saunders in the race for the seat of Maryborough.

But with 84% of the roll counted, Ms Maddern still trails Mr Saunders by 831 votes on the notional results, a 4% difference.

She has taken 42% of the 1707 postal votes counted so far.

The result is still uncertain with several thousand votes still expected to arrive before February 10.