A county is an Amtgard chapter larger than a barony, but smaller than a duchy. A County must hold an average attendance of 21-30 people during a six month period in order to retain it's status. A county is a group size that is only used in the Golden Plains.
A County is typically allowed to give ladder awards up to the 6th level. A County is not allowed to bestow titles of nobility.
The elected leader of a County is a Count, or the feminine Countess. Other offices that may or may not be filled due to the needs of the park are Regent, Prime Minister or Chancellor and Champion. Most of these offices are exclusively voted on, though many corporas require that a champion be chosen by Right of Arms.
In most places candidates declare and then a Quals is held. Qualifying candidates are then voted on by either the dues paid populous or all in attendance, depending on the rules of the park.