I will have to pay more attention to the message boards. I complained to Ancestry about this shambles in September and, after some to-ing and fro-ing received this reply.
"Thank you for contacting Ancestry.co.uk regarding the problems you have encountered in our database, 'London, England, Electoral Registers, 1847-1965'.
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I fail to see how OCR alone can be blamed for the mess. It only reads what it is told to. The registers are in a number of formats and each needs to be catered for. Even then, different results are given for registers containing identical information in the same format.