I'm an election judge, and I forwarded this to my county Board of Elections, with a note recommending we need to conduct a machine inspection, along with a review of how the machines are physically secured. Once the machines are fielded to the polls, usually days before the election, we need to find a way to seal them at the poll until they are used. On the subject of DRE versus other methods of vote registration/counting, I agree that DRE is still an inherently un-secure technology, but my county/state made a massive investment, and cannot afford to replace them. The best thing we can do as poll workers is to take whatever steps needed to reassure the voting public their vote is accurately recorded and secure from tampering at the poll. We have no control beyond that.