If Texas really was trying to make photo identification "free" they would have waived or covered the costs of all the supporting documents needed to obtain photo ID. They would have funded and implemented photo vans that drove around the state - especially to the rural areas to assist voters in getting photo ID. Including linking up with the various state agencies that would be needed to assist voters. In other words - the burden is on the State to provide free IDs to voters - for real.
And even better they would have just set up photo services at the polling places during the elections. If you did not have a photo ID when you came to vote they would take your picture right then and there. The state would then have your photo on file as part of your voter identification. The voter would have a photo ID card to vote with in the future. And anyone who thinks that voter impersonation at the voting place would not be deterred by having your photo taken identifying you as the voter is just a crazy effing wing nut. Who in their right mind would allow government officials to take their picture if they were voting illegally or fraudulently. Of course all of this would have cost the state big money - many, many millions. But they could stop whining about voter fraud and the integrity of elections if they really put some money into the effort to make sure no one was disenfranchised.
But that was never their intention, anyway.
If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. -Barbara Jordan