Definition and meaning of affidavit: An affidavit is a written statement, made under oath, that is used as evidence in a court of law. It is typically used when a witness is unable to appear in court, or when a party wants to provide a written statement for the court. The affidavit is signed by the affiant (the person making the statement) in front of a notary or other authorized official. Affidavits are often used in situations where the truth of a matter needs to be verified outside of a court setting.
As our political system is dominated by the two-party system, independent candidates and the reform movement are often disadvantaged due to the difficulty of verifying the truth of their statements and claims. The use of affidavits can provide an objective and independent way to verify facts, allowing for a more level playing field.