Philadelphia (CNN) – At least six Republican election board workers in Philadelphia were told to leave their polling precincts because they did not belong to the party in the majority and had not received a court order to work on election day, Philadelphia County Board of Elections Supervisor Bill Rubin confirmed.
Rubin said the Election Board requires a court order issued by the Commonwealth Court in Philadelphia for those workers who are not elected to the post.
"The same thing happens in every election," Rubin added. "These are mostly minority areas that are heavily Democratic and there isn't a lot of Republican representation."
But Bill Porritt, a spokesman for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign, said the campaign might seek legal action.
"Election board officials guard the legitimacy of the election process and the idea that Republicans are being intimidated and banned for partisan purposes does not allow for an honest and open election process," Porritt said Tuesday.
Rubin said the Republican workers were headed to the courthouse Tuesday morning, and that some had already been issued the court orders needed to allow them to start work immediately.
Rubin said the workers were not official overseers or monitors at the precincts, but function as representatives at the voting tables for any voters who had questions.
The precincts affected include Philadelphia's 44th Ward, Divisions 12 and 13, 6th Ward, Division 12, and 32nd Ward, Division 28.