|Submitted||July 14, 2018|
|Due||Aug. 10, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all material regarding 'Leave.EU'.
Leave.EU is an organization that campaigned for Brexit in the June 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. Founded in July 2015 as 'The Know', the campaign was relaunched in September of that year with its present name to reflect altered wording in the referendum question.
The following month, the campaign announced it had registered the support of over 270,000 people, including over 1,000 local councillors from all major political parties. In February 2016, the campaign announced that it had over 500,000 supporters.
The campaign, along with rival organisation Vote Leave, aimed to be formally designated as the lead campaign for the "Leave" referendum vote by the Electoral Commission; however, on 13 April 2016, Vote Leave was designated by the Electoral Commission as the official campaign in favour of leaving the European Union for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016.
In the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1%.
The campaign was fined £70,000 in May 2018 after the UK Electoral Commission found that they failed to report at least £77,380 in spending.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.