At the general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1982, and every six years thereafter, there shall be elected by the qualified voters of the territory over which the circuit court of the tenth judicial circuit sitting at Bessemer has and exercises jurisdiction a deputy clerk of the circuit court, who shall hold office for six years and until his successor is elected and qualified. He shall, at the time of his election and during his term of office, reside within and be a qualified voter of the territory from which he is elected. Such deputy clerk shall perform the same duties and exercise the same authority under the supervision of the circuit court when being held at said place as if he were the circuit clerk. Before entering upon the duties of his office such deputy clerk shall take and subscribe to the same oath of office, and enter into the same bond as circuit court clerks of the state, and shall be subject to the same liabilities. In addition to the duties and authorities hereinbefore in this section set out, such deputy clerk shall perform for said division of said court the duties of register of said court at said place.