No, you don't get a vote because KMI controls KMP. The higher paying MLPs are not usually the best investment because smaller growth oriented partnerships with lower % payouts tend to outperform those with higher payouts. I appreciate that you want short term income but this can be balanced out by capturing long term capital gains from buying GPs or growth oriented MLPs and collecting distributions. I own about 15 partnerships including both GPs and LPs. One of best performing picks in the MLP sector is MWE. I have always made money betting on Rich Kinder. KMI is an excellent long term buy and hold. Dividend growth is projected to be 10% annually through 2020.
Just use your cash 10.77 share to buy another MLP and the distribution will be more than KMP plus it will grow faster. The deal 2.1931 KMI shares plus 10.77 cash is more than current price of KMP stock so look for the price to return to highs or possibly to $100.