Oct 15, 2008 — On November 4, Americans will make their picks for the presidential ticket, members of the House and some Senators, plus state and local contests. U.S. voters are often faced with ballot initiatives too. Voters across Canada yesterday were only making one direct choice: a single vote for their local member of Parliament. But it was a vote to determine the next prime minister. Conservatives won enough of those races to return Stephen Harper to the post But Harper still fell short of the 155 seats needed to form a majority government. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin has more.