As I've previously noted, PA voter ID laws have the potential to disenfranchise a ton of voters - with a massive skew toward people of color. For now, implementation of the law is in doubt: the State Supreme Court bounced it back to the trial court to see if the state can prove that there will be "no voter disenfranchisement" arising from the law. Good luck on that.
But just in case, several counties are taking an alternative approach to prevent widespread disenfranchisement. The law permits a person to vote if she has an ID issued by an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning or one issued by a Pennsylvania care facility. So officials in a couple of counties have announced that county-run nursing homes and colleges will begin issuing ID's to people who need them - and not simply their students or residents.
State officials aren't happy - but they also seem to recognize that nothing in the law prevents this novel solution. And they really have nothing to complain about since there is no reason to think that this end-around won't be fully effective at preventing fraud. That is, if there is any to prevent.