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The certificate of Incorporation does not have a section for witnesses, so, that is not an issue. The incorporater can be a director and or an officer or an attorney.
The current forms for Incorporation of a Not for Profit
in NY for certificate of inc, does not include the affidavit.
See the official form below:
Here is the link for the State's website for corporations:
IF you still feel that you need the affidavit, there is no witness other than the notary and no, you cannot be a notary and notarize your own signature.
I hope this helps! and Good luck with your organization.
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