In Sociocracy, won’t you actually nominate people who are very present/visible to begin with?

Maybe. Remember, we’re looking for a candidate that everyone can consent to. The people who are most out there might at the same time not be as agreeable. In our experience, what we see is that surprises happen quite a bit and people are elected who are not the typical suspects.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 3.6